Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Sunday, February 5th, 2023

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CO: Info Sought in Breckenridge Elk Poaching

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for
information that can help identify the person or persons who
illegally killed a bull elk and abandoned its carcass near Stafford
Creek, approximately one mile from I-70.

Wildlife officers estimate that the bull was killed in early
September and the suspected poachers removed only the head, antlers
and a few portions of the hide, abandoning the meat.

“Shooting big-game and leaving the meat to rot is a senseless
waste of Colorado’s wildlife resources,” said Breckenridge District
Wildlife Manager Sean Shepherd. “This is essentially stealing from
the people of Colorado, and whoever did this could face felony
charges. We would appreciate any help in finding who did this.”

Wildlife investigators are asking any member of the public who
might have information concerning this incident to contact CPW’s
Operation Game Thief.

The poaching hotline is offering a $500 reward for information
that leads to an arrest in this case, and callers can remain
anonymous by calling toll free, 1-877-265-6648.

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