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 agency for 25 years.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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I remember watching the news coming in across the teletype. I distinctly remember the description of the personal effects belonging to Bill Pogue. Pocket knife he carried, etc. I still feel the anger towards that Idaho “jury”! One of the worst miscarriages of justice ever…for such a heinous murder.

Lt Gene Pester Ret.
Okla. State Game Warden Ret.

January 6, 2022

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