By Justin Haag
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
LINCOLN – Conservation officers are seeking information in the investigation of the illegal killing and abandonment of a bull elk in northwestern Nebraska during the opening weekend of firearm deer season.
The elk was found dead west of Crawford on the Peterson Wildlife Management Area, a 2,460-acre property managed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for public hunting. Firearm deer season began Saturday, Nov. 15. Elk are currently out of season.
Anyone with information that leads to the prosecution of the violators may be eligible for a reward. All tips may remain anonymous.
Conservation Officer Dan Kling said any information, regardless of how small, may be significant to the case. He may be reached at 308-430-0572. People with information also may contact the Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers hotline at 800-742-7627.