The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of as much as $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for illegally killing two moose. The HSUS offer adds to an existing $1,000 reward offered by Alaska Fish and Wildlife Safeguard.
According to Alaska Wildlife Troopers, on Nov. 21, wildlife troopers responded to a call about a moose shot with an arrow on Michigan Street in Willow, Alaska. Troopers located a bull moose with an arrow in his left shoulder and he had to be put down due to the injury.
On Dec. 16, wildlife troopers responded to a call of a young cow moose shot with an arrow at the intersection of Michigan and Shirley Lake Road in the same town. This moose was last seen still alive with an arrow lodged in her neck.
Moose hunting season was closed at the time these moose were injured.
“Poachers callously disregard the laws in place to protect wildlife,” said Jennifer Hillman, western regional director for The HSUS. “The Humane Society of the United States thanks the Alaska Wildlife Troopers for working tirelessly to try to bring wildlife violators to justice.”
- Wildlife officials estimate that for every wild animal killed legally — tens of millions of animals per year — another is killed illegally.
- Every year, thousands of poachers are arrested nationwide; however, it is estimated that only 1 to5 percent of poached animals are discovered by law enforcement. More....