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New Mexico Poachers Leave Elk and Eagles to Rot

January 26, 2009.

From the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish:

Information about two cow elk and two golden eagles that were shot and left to rot around December 26, 2008, could be worth $750 if it leads to an arrest or charges against those responsible.

The dead elk and eagles were found next to Cibola County Road 25 near Homestake Mine. An investigation revealed that poachers shot the elk and eagles and left them to rot. The eagles were found at the base of power line poles. The elk were on the north side of the road approximately 80 yards off the road and about 10 yards apart.   

Anyone who has information about this case is encouraged to call the Operation Game Thief Hotline at (800) 432-4263. A reward of up to $750 could be awarded if information leads to an arrest or charges being filed.

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