AZGFD investigating after elk poached near Flagstaff

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Arizona Game and Fish Department said it is investigating the poaching of a bull elk that occurred on Dec. 3 after the elk was found north of Route 66 on the east side of Flagstaff near Picture Canyon.

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The bull elk was shot and left dead in Game Management Unit 11M, where no elk season was happening at the time. Investigators believe the elk was shot from a vehicle on Rain Valley Road, according to AZGFD.

AZGFD said a reward of up to $1,500 is being offered in this case for information leading to the arrest of the violator or violators.

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AZGFD said anyone with information about the case can call 800-352-0700 or visit www.azgfd.gov/ogt. Callers should provide case number 17-004775 and can remain anonymous upon request, and all identities will be kept confidential.

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