ELKO, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada game wardens are seeking information about two elk poached in northern Elko County near the Idaho line.

Nevada Department of Wildlife the cow elk and a calf were shot in the head with a high powered rifle and left to waste. They were found Tuesday at Young American Creek near the Bruneau River by a sportsman who called the agency's Operation Game Thief hot line.

Officers believe the animals were shot Nov. 6. There were many elk hunters in the vicinity at the time, and officers are hoping someone will come forward with information.

Investigators say at least one set of tracks from an all-terrain vehicle led to the animals, and they have evidence that could tie a suspect or suspects to the crime.

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