Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigators are asking for your help in locating those responsible for killing and abandoning three mature bull elk last week near Dinosaur, Colorado.

The remains of two elk were found on the morning of November 6, near Highway 40 at approximately milepost 17. Both appeared to have been killed that morning with single shots from a high powered rifle.

The third bull elk was discovered the morning of November 12 near the Dinosaur National Monument's Visitor's Center. The elk had been killed by a single shot, with only the antlers having been removed from the carcass.

In Colorado, killing a big game animal and abandoning it or only removing trophy parts can bring about felony charges, extensive fines, prison time, and the permanent loss of hunting and fishing privileges.

If you have any information, call Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Meeker office at 970-878-6090. Operation Game Thief can also be contacted at 877-265-6648. Your identity will remain anonymous. Rewards are being offered if information leads to a citation.