Two disturbing cases of poaching have been reported this month near Bismarck and Mandan. At least two pronghorn were killed in Morton County and Yesterday a bull moose was killed and left for dead near Moffit, southeast of Bismarck.
Both cases happened between the opening of the deer gun season and November 18th. The case of the bull moose has many locals there upset. It had recently been seen walking with its mother in the area, which is not open to moose hunting. A moose tag is considered "once in a lifetime" in North Dakota, meaning the chance to legally hunt them is rare. A necropsy--an autopsy on animals--will be done soon. The results should help reveal what caliber weapon or weapons were used.