Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Conservation officers in the area say they are actively investigating a recent case where a trophy class mule deer was killed during the closed season. Authorities believe the deer was killed on the night of Monday January 26 or Tuesday January 27. Based on Witness information, it is believed this is a large trophy mule deer buck that was taken within city limits of Twin Falls.

Portions of the meat were taken along with the head and antlers. Officers were able to collect physical evidence at the scene but are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect. “Someone in the area has a mule deer buck that was killed this week in their possession. We’re hoping someone has seen it and will call with information. The buck’s antlers are very unique and easily identifiable. We need some help on this one” said Senior Conservation Officer Jim Stirling. Anyone with information is urged to call either the Magic Valley regional office at (208) 324-4359, or the Citizen’s Against Poaching Hotline at 1-800-632-5999. Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to a conviction.