Fawn Left Motherless By Poachers In Southwest Idaho Dies

Jun 9, 2015

Idaho Fish and Game officers say one of two fawns that were left motherless after a recent poaching has died.

KTVB-TV reports that twin fawns were orphaned when a pronghorn antelope doe was shot and left to waste last week. One fawn had been shot through both rear legs. The injured fawn died.

Conservation Officer Greg Milner says the animals likely were shot May 31 or June 1 just north of the Danskin Power Plant near Mountain Home in southwest Idaho. The area is frequently used by recreational shooters.

The fawns were transported to the Idaho Equine Hospital in Nampa. The surviving fawn has been placed with a wildlife rehabilitator, and once weaned Fish and Game will attempt to reintroduce it with other pronghorns north of Mountain Home.