Posted: Feb 20, 2013 12:27 PM by MTN News
Updated: Feb 20, 2013 12:27 PM
MISSOULA - State game wardens are looking for the public's help as they investigate the case of a cow moose that was poached this week northeast of Avon near Carpenter and Ophir creeks.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden Joe Kambic responded on Tuesday to a report of an injured moose. He found the moose dead with evidence of multiple gunshot wounds from a small-caliber rifle.
Kambic believes that the moose was shot sometime on Monday, Feb. 18, did not immediately die, and was left to waste. Kambic is now looking for help from the public to solve the case.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call 1.800.TIP.MONT (1.800.847.6668) or Kambic at (406) 490-1227. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 for providing information that leads to a conviction.
Photos courtesy Montana FWP