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Updated Dec 28, 2012 - 2:02 pm

Reward offered in killing of javelina near Bisbee

BISBEE, Ariz. — Authorities say a reward of up to $500 is being offered
for information leading to an arrest in the illegal killing of a javelina in
southern Arizona.

Arizona Game and Fish officials say the javelina was shot in the head on
Christmas Day and then possibly dragged down a residential street south of

They say the javelina was found dead with an orange extension cord wrapped
through its mouth east of the Naco Highway.

Javelinas look like boars and are classified as a big game species.

State Game and Fish officials say it’s unlawful to injure or kill game animals
except under certain conditions and it’s unlawful to trap a javelina.

The reward announced Friday is being offered by the Game and Fish Department’s
Operation Game Thief program.


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