$5K reward for info on bighorn sheep ram poaching in Arizona
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) — Officials with the Arizona Game and Fish Department are still seeking information about the poaching of a mature desert bighorn sheep ram south of Buckeye.
The incident occurred July 10 in the Buckeye Hills at Gillespie Dam.
Department officials said they have reason to believe a group of five men seen leaving the scene in two vehicles may have been involved.
The reward for information leading to an arrest in the case now stands at $5,000.
The Game and Fish Department's Operation Game Thief program has offered $2,500 for information leading to a conviction. The Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society has offered an additional $2,500.
Anyone with information about this case can call the AZGFD’s Operation Game Thief hotline at 800-352-0700 and refer to case #21-002114. Callers can remain anonymous upon request.