Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife investigates elk poaching
SPOKANE, Wash.– The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife needs help figuring out who illegally shot three bull elk.
Wildlife police said two of the elk were shot and killed illegally and had their heads removed and their meat wasted. A third bull elk was shot and left paralyzed in frozen condition. The paralyzed elk was humanely euthanized.
All three bull elk were shot outside of Fairfield in a privately-owned field off east Adams and Marsh roads. They were found on Sunday by a person in the area who reported it to WDFW police.
“This is an appalling act of poaching large, branch-antlered elk – a blatant disrespect of natural resource rules, ethics, and conservation,” said WDFW Police Sergeant Tony Leonetti.
Editor’s note: The photo attached to this story is a file photo of elk.
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