Photo credit goes to: Eveline Larrucea
SHOT AND KILLED: The above elk was found shot to death after its data had been lost. According to Terry Weist of California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Scientist-Wildlife in Plumas and Sierra Counties, the bull elk had been by Sierra Hot Springs and through the ranch lands, along westside road and Dyson Lane.
Terri says ranchers now have their bulls out and it’s post-rut and it “could be likely he (the elk) was bothering the cattle.” Yet she’d received no complaints and there had been no deprivation permit filed.
According to Sierra County District Attorney Larry Allen, there is a suspect and Fish and Wildlife is doing a report. Generally speaking, Allen stated charges could be Unlawful Take of Wildlife and Hunting with no license. Fine could go as high as $10,000 and up to six months in jail for each misdemeanor count.