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Officials seek info on 7 poached elk

Officials seek info on 7 poached elk

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PRICE, Utah (AP) -- Wildlife officials are looking for whoever poached seven bull elk in Utah.

The state Division of Wildlife says the bulls were illegally shot and then left to rot in the Manti area, the Wasatch Mountains and in east-central Utah. Most of the animals were shot earlier this fall but at least one case is more than a year old.

Most of the bulls would be considered trophy-size animals under state law.

Wildlife officials have solved three previous bull elk poaching cases in east-central Utah and are looking for the public's help in the latest seven cases.

Those who provide information leading to an arrest and conviction could be eligible for a limited-entry bull elk permit for the 2010 season or a cash reward.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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