Division of Wildlife seeks pronghorn poacher | VailDaily.com

Division of Wildlife seeks pronghorn poacher

Summit Daily News
Vail, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION – The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking for information in the recent poaching of a pronghorn antelope. The pronghorn carcass was discovered on March 4 by utility workers along a ditch road northwest of 24 and F-1/2 roads in Grand Junction.

Wildlife officers say the pronghorn was likely shot in another location and then dumped along the canal road. The horns and skull plate had been removed and the remainder of the carcass was left to rot. Due to the condition of the carcass, it is likely that the pronghorn was dumped in the area between March 1 and March 3.

Killing and removing only the horns or antlers of an animal is a felony in Colorado, and wildlife officers are anxious to find anyone with information about this crime.

Operation Game Thief is offering a reward for information that leads to a citation or arrest. Anyone with information may anonymously contact Operation Game Thief at (877) 265-6648 or contact the DOW office in Grand Junction at (970) 255-6100.

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