Fish and Wildlife En­force­ment in­ves­ti­gat­ing two al­legedly il­le­gal moose killings

The Packet (Clarenville) - - EDITORIAL - LETH­BRIDGE, NL

The De­part­ment of Fish­eries and Land Re­sources, Fish and Wildlife En­force­ment, is seek­ing the pub­lic’s as­sis­tance re­lat­ing to an in­ci­dent where two moose are al­leged to have been il­le­gally killed.

Ac­cord­ing to press re­lease is­sued last week, the al­leged in­ci­dent oc­curred on or about Oct. 14, near the Dun­rovin Mo­tel in Leth­bridge.

En­force­ment of­fi­cers say they re­ceived in­for­ma­tion from a con­cerned mem­ber of the pub­lic re­port­ing two moose were ly­ing in a field near the mo­tel.

Upon ar­riv­ing at the lo­ca­tion, of­fi­cers de­ter­mined that both an­i­mals, an adult fe­male and calf, had been shot.

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion into this in­ci­dent is on­go­ing.

Of­fi­cers are ask­ing any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion, or who may have seen sus­pi­cious be­hav­iour in that area around Oct. 14, to con­tact the Fish and Wildlife En­force­ment Clarenville De­tach­ment lo­cated at 26 Man­i­toba Drive at 709-4664084.

In­for­ma­tion can also be pro­vided anony­mously, toll-free to Fish and Wildlife En­force­ment at 1-877-820-0999 or Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-222TIPS.

Anony­mous on­line re­ports can also be sub­mit­ted at www. stop­poach­ing.ca or www.nl­crimestop­pers.com.

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