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Game wardens seek public’s help in incident near Bassett Lake

By ThisIsReno


ELY — Sometime between Friday, January 15 and Sunday, January 17, 2010, a deer carcass and an elk hindquarter were dumped near Bassett Lake, north of McGill.

“The head and antlers had been removed from the deer carcass before it was dumped,” said Eric Williams, Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) Game Warden. “Approximately 120 pounds of meat was left to rot.”

Williams also said the meat was dumped just off of the Bassett Lake Dam north of the lake.

If you have information on this incident, you may call Eric Williams at 775-289-1655 or call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-992-3030. You may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward if the information leads to a conviction.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license. Visit www.ndow.org.