Tennessee wildlife authorities charge man with killing elk

Posted at 8:18 AM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 10:42:01-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)  — Tennessee wildlife authorities say they have charged a man with killing an elk.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says 33-year-old Sean Doney of Caryville is charged with with five violations after admitting to killing the animal on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area last month. The agency says officers seized a rifle from Doney.

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine helped recover the bullet. Local chapters of the National Wild Turkey Foundation had announced a $2,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case. Doney is slated to appear in Campbell County court on Feb. 20.