Elk poachers are being sought by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. On Sunday December 9th officers responding to a tip found four dead female Roosevelt Elk in the Maple Creek area of Humboldt County southeast of Blue Lake. They had been shot recently, and one of them was pregnant. Elk are hunted legally in California, but the permits are awarded by lottery and hunters can wait for many years before getting the draw. These four Elk were shot out of season and left to rot. The CALTIP hotline is 888-334-2258.