x
Breaking News
More () »

Plane reportedly used to harass elk in northwest Colorado

Wildlife officers say using an aircraft to harass wildlife or as an aid in hunting violates state and federal laws.
Credit: Google Maps

CRAIG — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are looking for a pilot who flew an airplane low over a large herd of elk north of Craig.

CPW said in a release that several witnesses reported seeing a small, single-engine aircraft make two low passes over the elk on the afternoon of November 16. The maneuvers disturbed the elk and caused them to scatter. The aircraft is believed to have been a white or yellow Cirrus SR22 or Piper Cherokee.

Wildlife officers say using an aircraft to harass wildlife or as an aid in hunting is illegal.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Wildlife Officer Evan Jones at 970-878-6090. If you want to remain anonymous, you can call Operation Game Thief at 877-265-6648. Rewards are available if the information leads to an arrest or citation.