BRECKENRIDGE — The reward for information about the killing of two mountain goats on Quandary Peak has been increased to $5,000 thanks to donations, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a release.
Two goats were found shot to death on July 3 about 2.8 miles up the Quandary Peak Trail. Melanie Cutietta found the animals during a hike.
"I know the smell affected a lot of people who were walking around," Cutietta told 9NEWS over the weekend. "So, it was a pretty in-your-face moment. It doesn't make sense to me why somebody would want to do this."
CPW said the goats, who were shot with a pistol at close range, were only 1 or 2 years old.
"Killing a mountain goat in this manner is a felony, and these poachers can face jail time, license suspensions and fines that can reach over $20,000 per animal," Tom Davies, District Wildlife Manager with CPW said earlier.
The reward for information leading to an arrest or citation in the case was originally $1,000 but it is now $5,000 thanks to donations from the community.
Anyone with information can call or email Operation Game Thief at 1-877-265-6648 (1-877-COLO-OGT) or firstname.lastname@example.org to report any information. Callers or emailers may remain anonymous if they choose.