Bandelier rangers offer reward for information on elk poaching

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By The Staff

Bandelier National Monument is offering a reward of $3,000 for information leading to the prosecution of those responsible for the poaching of an elk within the park between the night of Aug. 3 and morning of Aug. 4.

Park rangers collected at the scene and some parts of the poached elk were taken by the suspects, according to a release sent out by Bandelier Friday. 

The incident happened along State Highway 4 near milepost 44 near Cerro Grande. The elk was found by rangers on the south side of the road. 

Anyone who observed a vehicle stopped along the road on the night of Aug. 3 or morning hours Aug. 4 are asked to call Bandelier law enforcement rangers. Anyone with related information is asked to call 505-672-3861 extension 401 or 402.