Ariz. game officials investigate elk poaching case - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Ariz. game officials investigate elk poaching case


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Investigators with the state Game and Fish Department are trying to find out who was behind the illegal killing of an elk in northern Arizona.

Authorities say the poaching incident took place during the weekend of March 16 along Lake Mary Road about 12 miles southeast of Flagstaff. The animal was shot twice and left to rot.

Investigators believe the suspect or suspects may have been scared off by another vehicle, were spotlighting or just randomly shot the elk from the road.

Wildlife Manager Lee Luedeker says the weather was nice that weekend and many people were out so the department is hoping someone has information that could help solve the case.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the department's Operation Game Thief Hotline.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices