$3,000 Reward Offered After Two Illegal Moose Killings in Maine
The Maine Warden Service is looking to find those involved in the illegal, unrelated killings of moose in two different counties in Maine.
According to a Facebook post made by The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, one moose was found on Friday, November 10, in Baileyville in Aroostook County about 70 yards off Grand Falls Road. Investigators determined that it was shot from Grand Falls Road at some time between 8 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
The second moose was found in the unorganized territory of T9 R5 WELS in Aroostook County. This moose was found on a logging road after game wardens received a call from someone who had discovered it. It was determined this moose was shot and killed during the night on Wednesday, November 9. In both instances, the moose were shot and killed and left to go to waste.
Every hunter in Maine knows that hunting is not allowed at night and that moose hunting is a permit-only hunt. It is expected that if you do bag a moose, you harvest it. Neither of these things seemed to apply here, and the Maine Warden Service wants to make sure those responsible are going to pay the consequences. According to the Sun Journal, penalties for the illegal killing of moose can be up to a $1,000 fine and some jail time.
The Maine Warden service is now offering a $3,000 reward for any information about these illegal moose killings. If you have any info, you can call 1-800-ALERT-US or submit a tip online by using the Maine OGT app “Tip 411” or through the website at www.maineogt.org.
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