Well-known elk illegally killed

Posted at 8:39 PM, Jan 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-17 21:43:26-05

TULSA- The Nature Conservancy is offering a $1000 reward for information about the poaching of a bull elk at J.T. Nickel Preserve in Tahlequah over  the weekend. 

In a press release, the Nature Conservancy says a well-known 8.5-year-old elk, named "Hollywood" was killed illegally. The release also says poachers took the elk's  head and a small amount of meat. 

There is a legal hunting season for elk in Cherokee County; however, hunting is prohibited at J.T. Nickel Preserve all year round. 

If you have any information about the poaching of "Hollywood" you are  asked to contact the following Oklahoma Department  of Wildlife Conservation game wardens: Brady May: 918-431-2552, Tony Clark, 918-431-2562 or Cpt. Joe Adair at 918-431-2543. 

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