Now, Idaho Fish and Game officials tell the Associated Press that heavy snowfall in the mountains has pushed more animals into the Wood River Valley as they look for food. IDFG reportedly disposed of 10 elk carcasses in the region and more animals have been involved in vehicle crashes in recent weeks.
In northern Idaho, law enforcement reports a herd of elk have been "hanging out dangerously close" to Interstate 90, and the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office said the animals have been "terrorizing" drivers, causing nearly a half-dozen accidents.
The herd has even earned its own nickname: The Milepost 48 Gang, hanging out between the communities of Kellogg and Smelterville.
Spokane, Wash.-based KREM-TV reports the herd has included between 10 and 50 animals over the past two years. Officials said the herd has probably been pushed to residential areas by wolves in the mountains.
Felonies were filed Oct. 21 against March, who has been charged with felony counts of 1st Degree Murder, Burglary and Grand Theft. Barclay has been charged with felony counts of Burglary and Grand Theft, and is currently in custody.