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2 elk illegally killed in Kentucky; authorities offer reward

Posted at 7:07 AM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 07:07:56-05

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky are asking for the public's help in finding those responsible for poaching two elk.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said on its Facebook page that two bull elk were poached on Thursday in the Ball Creek area of Knott County. The post shows a photo of two severed elk heads.

The department said it is offering a $4,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. It said the League of Kentucky Sportsmen and Safari Club International's Kentuckiana Chapter donated toward the reward.

Tips can be called in to the department or to Kentucky State Police in Hazard.