Game Warden William Harlan Pogue

Game Warden William Harlan Pogue

Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho

End of Watch Monday, January 5, 1981

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William Harlan Pogue

Game Warden Pogue and Game Warden Wilson Elms were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a poacher in Owyhee County.

The suspect was released from prison in February 2005.

Warden Pogue had served with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for 25 years.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Released in February 2005

poacher, wildlife management

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May these two true heroes RIP. Never forget their sacrifice.

Capt. Stewart Lieber (Ret.)

January 5, 2023

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