ADAIR COUNTY, Oklahoma - GRAPHIC WARNING: Images in this story are graphic in nature and may be upsetting to some.

Game wardens are hoping the public can help them locate poachers they say are responsible for the death of a bull elk in Adair County.

According to a news release, a bull elk was illegally taken from the east side of the Cookson Wildlife Management area near Bunch, Oklahoma on November 7.

We’re told the poachers cut off the back-straps, partial hind-quarters and the antlers.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call Game Warden Jared Cramer at 918-431-2546 or Operation Game Thief at (800)-522-8039.