New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Clint Henson, (575) 445-2311
Public contact: (888)-248-6866
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 1, 2017:
Information sought on poached elk near Logan
TUCUMCARI – New Mexico Department of Game and Fish game wardens are seeking information about a poached elk whose skeletal remains were found May 25 off Trigg Road about eight miles west of the intersection of N.M. 39 approximately four miles north of Logan.
Conservation Officer Justin Heppler suspects the bull elk was killed within days of its discovery and was butchered for its meat. The head and antlers also were missing and only the skeletal remains and some scraps were left behind.
Anyone with information about this case or any other wildlife crimes is urged to call the department’s toll-free Operation Game Thief hotline, (800) 432-4263. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for rewards if charges are filed. Reports also can be submitted anonymously online at https://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/enforcement/operation-game-thief-overview/.