• Suspect sought in killing of bull elk on Cherokee County wildlife preserve

    By: Hector Mejia


    CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla. - Two men are suspected of poaching a bull elk at a preservation site in Cherokee County.

    Game wardens said that the staff at J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve discovered the animal's carcass after finding a gate lock cut open on Monday.

    Officials said the elk's head was found later in the investigation.

    The suspects have not yet been named. Investigators are still searching for one of them.

    A combined $1,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the second suspect.

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