Idaho man was arrested, and another turned himself in to the authorities after
the Elko County District Attorney’s Office filed 27 combined charges stemming
from an investigation into the illegal killing of two mature mule deer bucks near
Jackpot in the northeast corner of Nevada.
case began after concerned sportsmen witnessed the alleged violations and
called the Operation Game Thief (OGT) hotline. Nevada Game Wardens conducted a
lengthy investigation with assistance from Idaho Fish and Game Conservation
officers and provided the case to the Elko County District Attorney. Arrest
warrants were issued for the two men with Wade Asher of Burley, ID, arrested on
the felony warrant on May 2, 2019 in Burley. Blake Asher who resides in Boise,
ID, turned himself in by contacting a lawyer the following day.
is a perfect example of how the public can play a crucial part in protecting
Nevada’s wildlife,” said Tyler Turnipseed, Chief Game Warden for the Nevada
Department of Wildlife. “This is a big state and while our game wardens do an
excellent job covering extensive areas, we still need the public’s help to more
effectively protect Nevada’s wildlife.”
two brothers are charged with multiple wildlife violations including felony
charges of unlawful killing of a big game animal. They are scheduled to be
arraigned July 3
charged with crimes are not convicted until proven guilty beyond a reasonable
doubt in a court of law. To report wildlife crime, sportsmen and members of the
public can call the OGT hotline at (800) 992-3030. To learn more about game
wardens and wildlife in Nevada visit NDOW at www.ndow.org.
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wildlife and its habitat for the aesthetic, scientific, educational,
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