25 antelope found shot to death in western Neb.

Posted at 3:57 PM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 16:57:33-05

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is asking for the public's help in finding out who shot and killed 25 antelope, leaving them to rot in a western Nebraska field.

Officials say conservation officers were called last week to investigate a report of dead antelope in a winter wheat field northeast of Broadwater, in Morrill County.

Investigators say they found 25 adult and fawn antelope had been shot and left to rot, though it appeared someone attempted to hide some of the animals in nearby tall grass.

 Firearm season for antelope only runs from Oct. 10 to Oct. 25, according to the NGPC website.

Wildlife officials ask anyone with information to call the Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers hotline at (800) 742-7627.