$2,500 reward offered in Martin County elk poaching case

DAVELLA, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for poaching a bull elk in Martin County last month.

Two rabbit hunters discovered the elk’s headless body on Nov. 27 near the community of Davella. From the condition of the body, the animal had been killed that morning or the previous night.

The hunters heard a rifle shot before finding the elk, but were not sure if it was related. Firearms seasons for elk were not open at the time. No meat was taken from the animal.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Fish and Wildlife by calling 1-800-25-ALERT.