ELKO — Game wardens are seeking the public’s assistance to help solve a case of a bull elk that was killed and left to waste in the Delano Range north of Montello.
The bull was found in Hunt Unit 081 west of Division Canyon, approximately 150 yards north of the Thousand Springs Road between the Winecup Ranch and the Gamble Ranch.
“We believe the bull was shot sometime between Friday, November 17, and Sunday morning, November 19,” said Nick Brunson, Nevada Department of Wildlife game warden. “Another bull was shot and harvested in close proximity of the one that was left to waste.”
Brunson also said tire tracks led to the bull that was harvested, where the head and meat were removed, then continued on to within 10 feet of the second bull that was left to waste. It is believed that the same party shot both bulls.
“There were a lot of hunters in the area who might have seen something,” said Brunson. “We hope that someone will come forward with information that will help us solve this crime. It is a senseless act that should have people upset.”
There is a $1,000 reward from Operation Game Thief for information leading to a conviction of this crime. Witnesses may call 800-992-3030 to report information on this or any other wildlife-related crime.