Poachers Kill 4 Elk, 1 Deer Near Ely

ELY, Nev. (AP) - State game wardens are searching for poachers
accused of killing four bull elk and one mule deer in White Pine County.

Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Edwin Lyngar said all five animals were shot and left to rot during the last three weeks. No meat or trophies were taken.

Lyngar said it was unknown whether all or some of the killings were related.

"At least two of these were thrill kills where spotlights were used," he told the Ely Times. "The waste here is a real problem."

Two of the elk were killed along U.S. 50 west of Ely, one was shot in Cave Valley and the other was killed in the Duck Creek Basin. The 2-point deer was killed near Siegel Creek.

The shootings are under investigation by NDOW.

"This is something that we need (the public's) help with," Lyngar said. "This year in the eastern part of the state there is a whole lot more poaching activity."
Information from: Ely Times, http://www.elynews.com

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