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Information sought in pronghorn poaching case

Posted May 31, 2020

Pronghorn buck killed in Game Management Unit 18A

 

KINGMAN, Ariz. — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the recent poaching of an adult pronghorn buck near Seligman, Arizona.

The pronghorn buck was found on the side of a frontage road 2 miles west of the Jolly Road exit off of Interstate 40. It had been shot with a firearm out of season and left to waste on May 27, 2020, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“Multiple pieces of evidence were collected at the scene, but help from the public will play a vital role in finding who is responsible,” said AZGFD Wildlife Manager Cody Johnston. “This is not the act of a hunter. Poaching is a crime. It is stealing wildlife from the citizens of Arizona. It is important for anyone with information to come forward and help Game and Fish bring those responsible to justice.”

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the department’s Operation Game Thief hotline at (800) 352-0700, or visit www.azgfd.gov/ogt, and refer to case #20-001500. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,500 from AZGFD’s Operation Game Thief Program and an additional $1,000 from the Arizona Antelope Foundation for information leading to a conviction in this case. This reward was obtained through the Arizona Game and Fish Department Operation Game Thief Program and from the Arizona Antelope Foundation. Callers can remain confidential upon request.