As of October 10, 2014 Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, Farm Bureau, Department of Agriculture, ranchers affected over the past three years, businesses, and concerned citizens have continued to build a reward fund now totaling $8,850 for the arrest and an additional $10,365 for the conviction of the person(s) who maliciously shot livestock in the Suzie Creek area mid- September, the Martin Basin area end of summer and the Wells area within the last week. Some cattle were shot within the past two days.
In one incidence of 26 head reported shot, five animals were killed, two of those in the Martin Basin were literally dropped, dead in their tracks.
Near Wells, six head were shot and found near death. In addition, 19 head were not killed were severely wounded in the abdominal.
The reward fund will be open and held in trust until paid out for arrest and conviction of the criminals who at this writing remain at large. Contributors may contact the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association in Elko at 738-9214 which is holding the Reward Funds in trust.
Sheriffs’ offices in Lander, Humboldt and Elko Counties, plus Department of Agriculture Brand Inspection Division, continue to investigate. Anyone having any information is strongly encouraged to report suspicious activities or other observations which may lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for maiming and killing these animals recently and over the past three years. Please contact the Elko County Sheriff at 775-777-2507 or the Nevada Department of Agriculture Brand Division at 775-738-8076.