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Pronghorn Antelope (Antilocapra americanus) female the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota.

Poaching cases probed in Williston, Watford City areas

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is seeking the public’s help in cracking several wildlife poaching cases over the past couple of months in the western oil patch.

Officials say half a dozen incidents have occurred in the Williston and Watford City areas. They involve the illegal killing of eight deer and two pronghorn. Authorities don’t believe the cases are related.

Charges are pending against one person in one of the pronghorn cases. Game and Fish is asking anyone with information on the other cases to call the Report All Poachers telephone number at 800-472-2121, or contact District Game Warden Kennan Snyder at 701-770-1072.

RAP is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any of the people responsible.

In related news, More North Dakota land being dedicated to wildlife habitat.

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