Authorities offer reward in killing of pronghorn

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities are offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in the poaching of a pronghorn buck in northern Arizona.

Officials with the Arizona Game and Fish Department say the buck was killed in an area about 60 miles west of Flagstaff.

A reward of up to $750 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. Additional reward money is available upon conviction.

Authorities say individuals reported hearing gunshots on Oct. 11. The dead animal was found the following morning. They say a black or gray Jeep Wrangler was seen in the area.

The suspect could face charges including knowingly killing big game wildlife during a closed season, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum fine of $2,500 and up to six months in jail.

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