(S.D.) - Elk illegally killed in southwest South Dakota
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota wildlife officials are investigating the illegal killing of an elk west of Hot Springs.
Game, Fish and Parks conservation officer D.J. Schroeder says a landowner along U.S. Highway 18 found the carcass late last week. Authorities determined it had been shot with a high-caliber rifle.
Schroeder says authorities are pursuing a couple of leads and also asking the public for help. People with information might be eligible for a reward.
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