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Information Sought for Illegal Killing of Bull Elk, Other Big Game

Dead bull elk.
This bull elk was unlawfully shot southeast of Crawford. Anyone with information is asked to contact a conservation officer or contact the Wildlife Crimestoppers program. (Nebraska Game and Parks Commission photo)

CHADRON — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking information about the unlawful shooting and wanton waste of big game animals in northwestern Nebraska, consisting of a bull elk, a pronghorn and two mule deer.

The large bull elk was found in a wheat field along Squaw Mound Road southeast of Crawford, believed to have been killed the night of Saturday, Nov. 12. The pronghorn and two mule deer, all does, were recently found dead near Hemingford.

Rewards are being offered for information leading to conviction of those responsible for the animals’ deaths. Informants may remain anonymous.

People who wish to report information may contact a conservation officer or the Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers program at 800-742-7627. More information about the Wildlife Crimestoppers program may be found at outdoornebraska.org/wildlifecrimestoppers.


About Justin Haag

Justin Haag has served the Commission as a public information officer in the Panhandle since 2013. His duties include serving as regional editor for NEBRASKAland Magazine. Haag was raised in southwestern Nebraska, where he developed a love for fishing, hunting and other outdoor pursuits. After earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Chadron State College in 1996, he worked four years as an editor and reporter at newspapers in Chadron and McCook. Prior to joining the Commission in 2013, he worked 12 years as a communicator at Chadron State, serving as the institution’s media and public relations coordinator the last five. He and his wife, Cricket, live in Chadron, and have two children.

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