Tennessee wildlife authorities charge man with killing elk

January 1, 2020 GMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man is facing charges after admitting to killing an elk in Tennessee, state authorities announced this week.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said it has charged 33-year-old Sean Doney of Caryville with five violations after admitting to killing the animal on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area last month.

Officers seized a rifle from Doney, and the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine helped recovered the bullet, the state agency said.

Two 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.