Elk NetworkTwo Cow Elk Poached in Eastern Arizona

General | May 20, 2020

The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is seeking information on two cow elk that were poached and left to waste near Alpine on or about Saturday or Sunday, May 9-10, 2020. The elk were located about a half mile east of Luna Lake along Highway 180 near the Arizona-New Mexico border.

“Anyone who might have seen or heard anything regarding this incident should report it,” said Aaron Hartzell of AZGFD, wildlife manager supervisor. “Poaching is an act of theft of natural resources from the people of Arizona. Killing pregnant cow elk at this time of year doubles the impact to the elk herd.”

If you have any information, call (800) 352-0700. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

For 2020, Remington partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching nationwide.

(Photo source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)