Authorities seek information in pronghorn doe poaching

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KINGMAN, Ariz. – Authorities are offering a reward to anyone who can provide information related to the poaching of a pronghorn doe in a state gaming unit, according to a statement from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

The doe was shot dead the morning of Sunday, Feb. 23 about a half-mile southeast of Stone Lake in Game Management Unit 10, the statement said.

There is no season for hunting pronghorn doe.

"An officer is investigating the incident and has recovered significant physical evidence from the scene," Zen Mocarski, public information officer for the Game and Fish Region 3 office in Kingman, said in the statement. "However, the help of the public is critical in finding those responsible."

Anyone responsible for the poaching can face criminal charges, which can result in six months in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500, the statement said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-800-352-0700 or visit www.azgfd.gov/thief.