A $5,000 reward has been posted for anyone providing information leading to the arrest/conviction of persons involved in a recent elk kill in Haywood County.
This bull elk, killed near Hicks Branch in the 12-Mile Strip area, was one of 24 elk released in 2001 in the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Poachers took antlers, hide, feet, and meat, leaving only the carcass and radio collar behind.
Any persons with information about this case are urged to call 1- 800-62-7137 day or night, seven days a week. Information can also be reported directly to local wildlife officers. Call Daniel Cable at (828)450-7894 or Jeff Jackson at (828)450-7895. All information will kept strictly confidential.