Public Advisory: Information Being Sought Into Recent Moose Poaching Incidents

  • Fisheries and Land Resources

15 January 2020

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is seeking information related to two recent poaching incidents involving the killing of moose alongside the Trans-Canada Highway.  One incident occurred near Aspen Brook, approximately nine kilometers east of Badger, and the other incident took place near Square Pond Provincial Park, approximately 28 kilometers east of Gander.

An investigation by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers has determined that in both cases the animals appear to have been shot and killed either late night Sunday, January 12 or during the early hours of Monday, January 13.  Moose hunting is prohibited in both these areas as hunting season is currently closed.

Anyone witnessing suspicious activity in those areas or having information relating to these incidents are encouraged to contact Fish and Wildlife Enforcement at 709-637-2971, the Report a Poacher line (toll free and anonymous) at 1-877-820-0999 or CrimeStoppers (toll free and anonymous) at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Media contact
Craig Renouf
Fisheries and Land Resources
709-637-2923, 640-6922
craigrenouf@gov.nl.ca

2020 01 15 12:35 pm