Someone shot, killed a moose, then ‘left it to rot’

  • The carcass of an adult moose killed illegally in Stratford. Courtesy of N.H. Fish and Game

Monitor staff
Published: 11/8/2018 12:20:31 PM

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are looking for a person who illegally killed a moose in Stratford in late October and have offered a $1,000 reward.

“An adult cow moose was shot, killed and left to rot at Sugarloaf Pond” sometime around Oct. 20, Fish and Game said in a press release. Officials said the moose was wounded by being shot in the chest, then killed by a shot in the head “at close range.”

“The individual did not make any attempt to salvage anything from the moose, instead left the moose to rot, wasting hundreds of pounds of meat,” New Hampshire Fish and Game said.

It is illegal to shoot moose without a special hunting permit. Only 51 were issued this year, by lottery. Depending on circumstances, it is a violation or a misdemeanor to illegally hunt a game animal in the state.

The department’s Board of Directors has issued a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the violator. The public is encouraged to keep updated on the case via Facebook.

The incident remains under active investigation by conservation officer Sgt. Glen Lucas at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Region 1 office in Lancaster.

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