Black Bear and Cub Taken by Poachers
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the killing of an adult black bear and a cub that occurred in the morning hours on Saturday, October 26. The unfortunate poaching of these two animals took place in the southern part of Game Management Unit 5A.
Game and Fish Officials state that after the adult bear was killed, it was field dressed and removed from the scene. The cub had been left in the field but the paws had been removed.
"Anyone who participates in these types of activities has no respect for wildlife," said Jim Madden, regional investigator for the Flagstaff Game and Fish office. "Hopefully someone will provide us good information and we will be able to catch these individuals," Madden said.
Anyone having any information about this incident is asked to contact the Operation Game Thief Hotline at 1-800-352-0700. A reward of up to $500 is being offered for information that leads to a citation being issued for the illegal killing.
Elk Poached South of Williams
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking the public's help in solving a bull elk poaching south of Williams near the Drake area, possibly on Sunday, October 5.
Game and Fish is offering up to a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals involved in the elk poaching in Hunt Management Unit 8. Call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-352-0700. Callers can remain anonymous and still qualify for the reward.
Elk Poaching Help Sought
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking information in a case involving the shooting, leaving and wasting of two bull elk seven miles east of Moscow.
The elk appeared to have been shot on the early morning of Saturday, October 19. The carcasses were found next to each other in a CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) field south and east of the intersection of Wallen and Larson roads.
Anyone having knowledge about this crime or other wildlife-related violations is encouraged to contact the local sheriff's office or Fish and Game office, or the Citizens Against Poaching (CAP) Hotline at 1-800-632-5999. Callers can remain anonymous, and rewards are available through CAP.
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