Livestock shooting reward increases to $28,700 after recent incident

ELKO, Nev. - The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, Nevada Farm Bureau, Nevada Department of Agriculture and affected area ranchers are offering a reward of $28,700 for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who maliciously shot livestock.

On May 2 or 3, 2015, in the Wild Horse area of Elko County, one head of livestock was shot, at close range, and killed. This is in addition to the 23 livestock confirmed shot and seven livestock killed over the past year.


This type of malicious act is considered a felony punishable by imprisonment and a large monetary fine including restitution.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Elko County Sheriff’s Office at 775-777-2507 or the Nevada Department of Agriculture at 775-738-8076.


The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, Nevada Farm Bureau and Nevada Department of Agriculture are confident the perpetrators of these senseless acts of cruelty will be caught.