Fort Wingate & McGaffey – The Department of Game and Fish is looking for information that would assist in solving a case in which a bull elk was shot during opening morning of the youth encouragement hunt in GMU 10.

Officer Usrey received a report that a bull elk had been shot during the youth antlerless hunt off Highway 400 at mile marker 9 and was left in the field to rot. It was reported that the bull elk was shot from the road and the hunting party drove out to the carcass, circled it and drove off.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact Officer Usrey at 505-795-1935 or file a report 24/7 online or call Operation Game Thief 1-800 432-4263. The Department offers cash rewards for information that lead to charges being filed. Callers remain anonymous and could receive cash.