A guy dropped of an elk last year that I did a ped open mouth for. He was suppose to have shot it with his bow. Has been scored and placed in pope and young. While turning the ears I found a metal tag that had "Wisconsin" and a number on the other side. He first claimed to have shot it in Texas and since has changed it and submitted it as a New Mexico bull. My understanding is that no fenced or captured animals can be submitted to P&Y or B&C. I could be wrong but I have heard of wild elk in TX. Now if it was actually shot in NM, why would it have a Wisconsin ear tag on it. It was a 350" 6 pt bull that was shot on a 2-3 day hunt that cost $5,000. The antlers had red and green paint marks rubbed on the antlers. With all that being said, my opinion is he shot the bull on a high fenced ranch in TX and is now claiming as a free range NM bull. How might a person track a metal ear tag?