3 Moose Shot And Left To Waste In Antelope Basin Area, Reward Offered For Information
Three moose were shot and killed while feeding in a group of aspens in the Antelope Basin area near West Yellowstone earlier this week. Game Warden Jim Smolcynski referred to the case as "poaching at its worst". Any information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of those involved are eligible for a reward:
According to Smolcynski, the moose were shot on either Monday or Tuesday of this week just 50 yards from the road. The cow, her bull calf and a young adult bull moose were then left to rot. The person or persons responsible made no effort to salvage the meat. Smolcynski said, "There is no way this is anything but a deliberate criminal act. This person is not a sportsman or a hunter - this person is a criminal out to destroy Montana wildlife." FWP biologist Julie Cunningham added, "This is not just a sad waste of these three animals - it's a blow to the population and its future."
Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Warden Smolcynski at (406) 581-6231 or TIP MONT at (800) 847-6668. Individuals providing information that leads to the arrest and/or conviction of the person or persons involved are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.