NM: Reward offered in elk poaching case

REGINA, N.M. (AP) – Conservation officers with the state
Department of Game and Fish are investigating the shooting of two
bull elk in northwestern New Mexico.

The department says the elk had been left to rot near the
community of Regina.

The animals were shot during the afternoon of Feb. 6. A witness
reported seeing a Chevy pickup leaving the area of Alber Valley
Road, just off New Mexico Highway 96, after shots were heard.

Conservation Officer Desi Ortiz says one of the elk was left to
rot and the other one was dragged about three miles down the
highway. The head was then cut off and the left hind quarter was
removed.

The department is offering a $750 reward for information that
leads to an arrest or charges related to the poaching case.

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