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Utah Man Accused of Illegal Poaching of Nevada Elk

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Utah man has been arrested on charges accusing him of illegally killing a bull elk in southeast Nevada last summer, removing its head and leaving the rest of the carcass to waste.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife says Utah wildlife officials arrested 26-year-old Zackry Holdaway of Cedar City Saturday on multiple charges stemming from the August 2015 incident near Pioche about 180 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

Chief Nevada Game Warden Tyler Turnipseed said late Tuesday the charges include big game poaching, possession of an illegally killed big game animal, trespassing, using a spotlight to shoot the animal and wanton waste of a game animal.

Turnipseed said Holdaway was released from jail in Utah after posting $10,500 bail on Monday.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Holdaway has obtained a lawyer or will be appointed one.

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