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Dead moose with gunshot wound found in Dillon

12:54 PM, Oct 26, 2013   |    comments
Photo of a different young bull moose, taken in the same area as the moose that was killed near Dillon on Frey Gulch Road.
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DILLON - Colorado Parks and Wildlife are looking for information about a dead moose found Wednesday near Frey Gulch Road on Tenderfoot Mountain, east of the shooting range.

Wildlife officials said the moose died from a gunshot wound and was left to waste.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for any information that may lead to the person responsible, including personal photos of any live bull moose seen in the area since early October.

Despite when the moose was found, officials believe it was killed in early October, possibly between Oct. 12 and Oct. 16.

Officials are investigating the incident as a possible mistaken or careless kill by an elk hunter.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say if officers have to track down individuals in cases like this, they will likely face the maximum penalties.

In the past, officers have investigated many incidents involving mistaking moose for an elk.

Anyone with information that can help in this investigation can contact Operation Game Thief hotline at 877-265-6648.

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