Elk NetworkElk Poached in Nebraska

General | November 6, 2017

Wildlife officials are trying to find the person or persons responsible for shooting two elk in north-central Nebraska. It happened October 25th or 26th in a Boyd County field near the South Dakota border.

“They were just shot and left to lay,” Tom Zimmer, Nebraska Game and Parks (NGP) conservation officer supervisor, told the Lincoln Journal Star. “It’s hard to say what they were thinking.”

The calf was dead. The cow survived five shots but had to be euthanized. The meat was donated.

“People care about elk in this state,” Harms said Kit Harms, NGP big game manager. “I’d be very surprised if we don’t find out who did this.”

If you have any information, call 402-340-3981 or 1-800-742-7627.