(AP) – The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $10,000 reward in the investigation of the killing of a federally protected wild horse at a state prison camp near Carson City in early October.
BLM spokeswoman Jenny Lesieutre said Monday they need the public’s help to find the person or persons responsible for the shooting at Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s Stewart Camp Conservation Center.
The camp is home to about 1,500 BLM horses. They are kept as part of a training program used to gentle and train the animals before adoption.
The crime is punishable by up to a year in prison and a $2,000 fine.
Lesieutre says few details are being released because it is an ongoing investigation in connection with state corrections officials.
Anyone with information should call BLM’s crime hotline at 1-800-521-6501.