The public is being asked to help in the investigation of the illegal shooting of 25 antelope in the Panhandle.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reports the antelope where shot and killed near Broadwater in Morrill County.
Nebraska conservation officers responded to a call during the week of November 12th that dead antelope were lying in a winter wheat field northeast of Broadwater. Conservationists discovered 25 adult and fawn antelope that had been shot and left in the field. Some of the animals had been drug off the field and hidden in tall grass.
“Individuals involved with this crime have blatant disregard for wildlife and wildlife laws,” said Sean McKeehan, a conservation officer investigating the case, in a written statement released by Game and Parks.
If you have information, call Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers at 1-800-742-7627 or call Conservation Officers McKeehan at 308-279-9133 or Jim Zimmerman at 308-641-6138. Callers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward. Wildlife Crimestoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individuals involved in the case.