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Last Updated: 3/25/2011

Bull elk shot and left near Cuba, NM
Bull elk shot and left near Cuba, NM

2 Bull elk shot near Cuba, NM

The Department of Game and Fish is looking for information about two bull elk that were shot and most of the meat left to rot near Regina at about 4:30 a.m. Feb. 6.


A witness reported seeing a late-model Chevy pickup of unknown color leaving the area of Alber Valley Road, just off N.M. 96, after shots were heard.


“One of the elk was left to rot and the other one was dragged approximately three miles down Highway 96, where the head was cut off and the left hind quarter was removed,” Conservation Officer Desi Ortiz said. 


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Individuals with information that leads to the arrest or charges filed can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $750 reward. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Operation Game Thief at (800) 432-4263 or file a secure report online.