Sep 25, 2011 4:24 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Parks and Wildlife is trying to identify who illegally killed a bull elk and abandoned its carcass near Stafford Creek, about a mile from Interstate 70.
Wildlife officers estimate the bull was killed in early September. They say only the head, antlers and a few portions of the hide were removed while the meat was abandoned.
Breckenridge District Wildlife Manager Sean Shepherd says shooting big game and leaving the meat to rot is a waste of Colorado's wildlife resources.
People with information are asked to call (877) 265-6648. The poaching hotline is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case.
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