Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies found a number of injured and dead roosters in a wooded area in North Augusta this weekend after an anonymous caller tipped off the Sheriff's Office The caller thought a large group of men had gathered and were involved in the illegal gaming, according to reports. About 3:40 p.m. Sunday, the caller told deputies he thought dogs and roosters were being fought in the area of Mim Woodring Road in North Augusta. He told deputies what he saw, but was unable to give them many details, according to reports. More than a dozen males between 10 and 50 years old were seen leaving the area, but deputies did not have any suspect information at the time. The law enforcement officers found signs of cock fighting and recovered several deceased fighting roosters. They followed a dirt road back into the woods, where they also found living roosters in a wooden box, according to reports. Several devices, including a silver talon used to outfit roosters for fighting, were also picked up. Aiken's animal control officers found scissors inside a small envelope and pieces of paper used to wrap around the ankles of the birds during the fights. Green fencing for a fighting ring was also found, deputies said. There were also reports that the group may have been fighting dogs. Capt. Charles Barranco, a spokesperson for the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, said the incident is under investigation, but he added the crowd had dispersed before deputies conducted interviews. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at (800) 922-9709. Individuals also should call CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at (888) CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1,000. Contact Karen Daily at kdaily@aikenstandard.com.