CORRECTION: Information below has been updated to reflect the true chapter name for Colorado Chapter of Safari Club International.
Update to yesterday's Moose poaching in Teller County Press Release: The Colorado Chapter of Safari Club International has made available a $2,000 reward for information leading to a citation in this moose poaching incident, bringing the total a tipster could be rewarded through Operation Game Thief to $3,000.
Brett Axton, president of the Colorado Chapter of SCI, said, "As sportsmen we are dumbfounded that someone could mistake a deer or an elk for a moose, and to shoot without regard for using the meat is reprehensible. They need to be held accountable. It'd be better for them to turn themselves in."
DIVIDE, Colo. - 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 -- a statewide program designed to allow people with information regarding poaching-related crimes to remain anonymous and not have to testify in court. To register a tip through OGT, call 1 (877) COLO-OGT (265-6648).
CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.