Illegal moose meat donated to families in need

MOOSE, Wyo. - A moose was mistakenly shot and illegally taken in Moose, Wyo. over the weekend in the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park.

Park rangers and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are working together to investigate the incident, which was reported by a participant of the park's elk reduction program.

The participant reported a calf moose was mistakenly shot.

State game wardens seized the meat, cited the individual for taking a moose without a license and contacted park rangers.

The meat was donated to local families in need.

Park rangers are following up on the incident and conducting their own investigation.

Park visitors and neighbors are encouraged to report information that may be connected to poaching or other wildlife-related incidents that occur in the park to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Poaching Hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847) or 1-307-777-4330 for out-of-state calls or the Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at 307-739-3301.

(© 2015 KUSA)


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