- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada sportsmen group is offering an additional $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case of eight mule deer that were killed and left to waste near Mount Charleston.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports (https://bit.ly/2icEpWJ ) the offer from Nevada Bighorns Unlimited comes after previous rewards from the Operation Game Thief program of $3,000 and a $5,000 reward from the Humane Society. The $18,000 total marks one of Nevada’s largest rewards ever offered to resolve a wildlife case.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife says the animals were shot and killed over a three-week span in September at several different sites. Game wardens believe all the shootings are related and they haven’t ruled out multiple shooters.

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The rewards will be paid upon successful prosecution of the case.


Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, https://www.elkodaily.com

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