By Kyland Pennoyer
Fairview Fish and Wildlife are seeking the public’s assistance in finding the person or persons responsible for shooting and abandoning a bull moose near Fairview. The incident is believed to have taken place over the Thanksgiving long weekend.
A tip came in from a member of the public, who noticed ravens alongside Township Road 830 a couple of hundred yards east of Range Road 22 north and east of Fairview. Preliminary evidence collected at the site confirms that the moose was shot on Township Road 830 and then died within eye sight of the Township Road.
This is not the first shot and left animal located in the Fairview District. The following are a couple of the shot and left animals reported to Fairview Fish and Wildlife:
-Sept 15, 2014 a shot and left Black Bear south and east of Fairview
-Sept 20, 2014 a shot and left mature Bull Elk north and east of Fairview
-Sept 23, 2014 a shot and left mature Bull Moose along the Peace River
-Sept 29, 2014 a shot and left Bull Elk south and east of Fairview
-Oct 15, 2014 a shot and left mature Bull Moose north and west of Fairview
Any tips and or information provided can be done so anonymously through the Report a Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800. Any information which leads to charges being laid is eligible for a reward.