Elk NetworkTwo Elk Poached in Colorado

General | December 7, 2018

Wildlife officials in southwest Colorado need more information to try to find the person(s) responsible for poaching two bull elk in early November in the Uncompahgre National Forest.

“Whoever did this shows a total lack of respect for wildlife and ethical hunting,” Mark Caddy, Norwood District Ranger, told The Journal. “Colorado’s hunters are ethical, respect wildlife and follow regulations. This was not done by a hunter. It was done by a criminal.”

Authorities offered a $1,250 reward for information that leads to an arrest or citation.

“People wait a long time to draw a tag there, and it is very disturbing that someone would illegally kill two prime bulls near each other,” Joe Lewandowski, Colorado Parks and Wildlife public information officer, told The Journal.

If you have any information, call 1-970-252-6000 or 1-877-265-6648.

(Photo source: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)