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​​​​Poached buck found in northwest Grand Junction Tuesday, CPW asking for information​

Date Posted: January 12, 2017

Colorado Parks and Wildlife authorities are asking the public for help identifying the person responsible for illegally killing a mule deer buck in northwest Grand Junction Tuesday evening.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., CPW officers discovered the dead buck shot and left to waste in a field near the intersection of 24 Road and K Road. They add the poacher did not attempt to salvage the meat and left the antlers on the animal.

Witnesses reported observing a light-colored diesel truck with an LED light bar on the cab in the area at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information can contact DWM Albert Romero at 970-216-3847.

People with information that prefer to remain anonymous can call Operation Game Thief at 877-265-6648, or by email at Rewards are available if the information leads to a citation.​

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​SCI offers $2000 reward for information on moose poaching Teller County

Date Posted: November 4, 2016

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for any information to shed light on a poaching incident that happened northwest of Divide, Colo., sometime between Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday morning, Oct. 30.

District Wildlife Managers responded to a report of a dead bull moose off of county road 3, where they found the animal.

If you saw or heard suspicious activity in the area, or have information that could lead to charges filed, you are asked to contact District Wildlife Managers Tim Kroening at (719) 227-5281, or Phil Gurule at (719) 227-5283. You could receive a reward for information that leads to a citation.

If you'd like to remain anonymous, you can submit tips through Operation Game Thief by calling 1 (877) COLO-OGT (265-6648).​

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​​​Mule deer buck shot and left along USFS Road 560.​Mule Deer Buck Shot Near Wigwam Creek Trailhead

Date Posted: October 18, 2016

A mule deer buck was shot and left along USFS Road 560 on or about 10/16 near the Wigwam Creek trailhead in the Pike National Forest. If you have any info, please contact Operation Game Thief at ​1-877-COLO-OGT or email​​​.​​​​​​​​​

CPW Asks for Info About Trophy Elk Found Dead in Northwest Colorado, Meat Wasted

Date Posted: October 12, 2016

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers ask the public for help finding the person who killed then abandoned a trophy-quality 6x6 bull elk, leaving the meat to waste. It was found in Game Management Unit 10 approximately 1.5 miles north of Mellen Hill, near Rio Blanco County Road 98, north west of Rangely. Legal hunters typically have to wait 20 years to draw a license in the unit.

Investigators believe someone shot the bull between Oct. 2-4, during an early rifle hunting season, then left it to waste. A hunter scouting the area found it on Oct. 6 and immediately contacted Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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CPW Seeks Information on Possible Moose Poaching ​Incident near Leadville​​​​​

Date Po​sted: November 2, 2015

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are asking for the public’s help in providing any information on a possible moose poaching incident.

On Friday, Oct. 23, CPW District Wildlife Manager Joshua Jiron received a call passed through from Operation Game Thief stating that hikers found the remains of a cow moose along County Road 6, within Leadville city limits. Jiron investigated and found bone and hide in the reported area, but no carcass. However, other residents and sources have issued similar reports of a bull, a cow and a calf being poached.

If you have any information on this, or any moose poaching incident, you are asked to contact DWM Jiron at (719) 539-8415.

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CPW Seeks Information About Mule Deer Shot by Arrow in Craig

Date Po​sted: September 14, 2015

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are asking the public for their help in identifying the person or persons responsible for shooting and injuring a high-quality mule deer buck with an arrow approximately Sept. 9 or 10, in the southwest side of the city of Craig.

The four-point buck had a distinctive 'kicker' on the right branch of its 30-inch rack and was often seen in the vicinity of Woodbury Park and Cedar Mountain Village. It survived the initial wound but was euthanized by CPW on Friday, Sept. 11 due to the severity of the injury.

CPW investigators say that based on the evidence, the buck was likely not shot by a legal hunter.

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CPW Looks for Information on May 24 Poaching Incident

Date Posted: May 29, 2015

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information regarding three pronghorn bucks that were killed and abandoned the evening of May 24.

Located the following morning, two of the bucks were found approximately 75 yards east of Otero County Road 28 and were approximately one third of a mile south of the intersection of Otero County Road FF and 28. 

The third buck was found 200 yards south of the other two in the east drainage ditch of Otero County Road 28. 

​​All three bucks appear to have died from gunshot wounds, no meat was taken from any of them and their horns were not removed. The three bucks were just shot and left.

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