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11 big game animals left to rot in eastern Colorado

Posted at 4:12 PM, Dec 01, 2016

KIT CARSON COUNTY, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is calling it an “egregious poaching incident” and offering up a $5,000 reward for answers.

Nine antelope and two white-tail deer were shot and left to rot south of the town of Seibert in Kit Carson County. The big game animals were shot over a two-night period in November.

"Whomever is responsible for this terrible act, stole the state's wildlife from the ethical and responsible sportsmen and women, as well as the citizens of Colorado," Wildlife Officer Aaron Berscheid was cited as saying in a press release.

Anyone with information are asked to contact officer Berscheid at (719) 349-1246. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report your information through the Operation Game Thief hotline: 1(877) COLO-OGT (265-6648).  

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