IDAHO FISH & GAME PHOTO
Boise police chief Mike Masterson likes to brag to his former colleagues back in Wisconsin about living in the wilds of Idaho where his officers have responded to animal calls within the city concerning, cougars, deer, elk, bear, coyotes. Now he can add a loose moose to the list.
On Tuesday June 10, 2014, Fish and Game conservation officers, biologists, and Boise coppers responded to reports of a moose wandering around a southeast Boise neighborhood. The yearling female moose was spotted in various locations including Warm Springs Golf Course.
Because the moose had been slowly moving closer to town, Southwest Regional Wildlife Manager Craig White made the decision to tranquilize it, and relocate it. The moose was taken out of the city and moved to a more remote location off Highway 21.
“The moose was moving into a narrower corridor along the Boise River,” said Conservation Officer Bill London “As it moves closer to town it becomes dangerous for the moose and for the public.”
Fish and Game officers received assistance from the Ada County Dive Team as the moose swam across the Boise River. Boise Police also assisted with crowd control.
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Jun 11, 2014, 12:20 am
And how is this Bieter’s fault?
EDITOR NOTE–Enjoy it while it lasts. Team Dave isn’t all bad, they just need some supervision.
Jun 11, 2014, 9:37 am
……….as do his minions. He probably put it on his resume as well. Wisconsin is calling………..don’t let the door hit ya on the way out.
Jun 11, 2014, 11:50 am
I’m not so sure installing the moose lanes is working out…LOL
Jun 11, 2014, 1:55 pm
So? Can a tranquilized moose swim better than a tranquilized bear can climb? Now we know.
Jun 11, 2014, 4:58 pm
LUCKY moose! Most of the cougars, deer, elk, bear, coyotes, etc. that get the attention of the local constabulary end up with their faces hanging on the wall someplace.
Jun 11, 2014, 8:22 pm
So what does moose meat taste like? chicken?
Jun 12, 2014, 12:43 pm
Surprisingly BPD didn’t take out the threat right off… I’m sure the moose failed to obey verbal commands grounds for Killin right there
Jun 12, 2014, 7:17 pm
Rick, Rick, Rick, get off the BPD hate train!
EDITOR NOTE–We agree, but allowed the comment since we brought up the humor of the chief’s game list. Properly placed barbs are easy to defend, but enough is enough. Please say you’re sorry Rick.
Jun 12, 2014, 8:23 pm
I have to say I get a kick out of the BPD cliches about killing animals. In the grand scheme of things, a couple of dogs that may or may not have been aggressive against officers and were…well….sent to doggie heaven……seems completely meaningless as I watch the news from Arizona, Chicago and elsewhere. Grow up Boise and maybe your police department will too……..with a new Chief.
Jun 12, 2014, 9:02 pm
otay… me soo sorry… it’s just soo easy to poke at ’em…
Jun 12, 2014, 10:09 pm
Believe me……I KNOW. They have earned every smirk we can give them.