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Valles Caldera National Preserve offers reward for information on poached elk

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Jemez Springs — Valles Caldera National Reserve park rangers are seeking information and help from the public to solve a crime that involved the poaching of a cow elk sometime between Monday and Tuesday.

Park rangers said sometime late Monday evening or early Tuesday, a cow elk was poached in Valles Caldera National Preserve along NM 4, near mile post 41.

A reward of up to $1,500 will be paid for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible, according to a release from the preserve.

Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area or has knowledge of the incident is encouraged to call or text the Park Crime Tip Line at 505-709-0077. Callers can remain anonymous.