- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - State wildlife officials are investigating after a bull elk was illegally shot and left in an elk hunt area near Meeteetse.

The Cody Enterprise reports (https://bit.ly/1Pft8i2 ) that Meeteetse Game Warden Jim Olson says the abandoned elk was first discovered by a concerned hunter on the Sleeper Ranch. The elk is believed to have been shot on Monday, more than a week after bull season in the area closed.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying who may have been responsible for the poaching incident. Information leading to an arrest and conviction may result in a reward of up to $5,000.

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Information from: The Cody Enterprise, https://www.codyenterprise.com

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