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Moose poachers sought by Sheriff’s Office

Daily Staff Report/Special to the Daily
The 41-inch rack of an adult bull moose that Division of Wildlife investigators believe was illegally poached near Piney Lake north of Vail. There is no hunting season for moose in this area and authorities are seeking the help of the public in their search for a suspect.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking information from the public about a bull moose poached within the past two weeks along a U.S. Forest Service Road north of Vail.

The carcass of the moose was discovered Sunday, along Forest Service Road 410, known as the Meadow Creek Road. The route leads to Piney Lake in the White River National Forest.

The investigating wildlife officers determined the moose had been shot and killed a week or more before the carcass was discovered. There is no hunting season for moose in the area where the animal was killed.

The rack of the adult bull was recovered by the wildlife investigators and measured 41 inches wide.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Division of Wildlife’s Glenwood office at (970) 947-2920, Operation Game Thief Hotline at (800) 332-4155. A reward can be paid for information leading to an arrest in the case or if a citation is issued.

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