Reward offered in elk-poaching

A reward is being offered for information related to the poaching of three young bull elk in Bell County last weekend.

The elk were shot and killed Saturday on top of Redbird Mountain, off Ky 66.

Witnesses say they saw one elk fall, then spotted two more dead elk as they approached the first one, according to a press release from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. The witnesses say they saw two people approach the downed elk, then turn and leave.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who killed the animals.

Anyone with information should call the state's poaching hotline at 1-800-252-5378.