Connecticut Arrest for Illegal Moose Hunting

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Officers from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of State Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police recently arrested a Hartland resident for illegal moose hunting.

Michael Lewis of Mill Street, Hartland, was charged with illegal taking of a wild quadruped.

EnCon Police had received a complaint that Lewis had illegally shot and killed a moose behind his home. Upon investigation the remains of a moose carcass in a wooded area behind Lewis' home were found. When questioned by EnCon Police Officers, Lewis admitted to shooting the moose for its meat.

Officers recovered 35 pounds of moose meat in individually wrapped packages as well as a twelve-point set of moose antlers that were taken from the animal.

Lewis was released on a written promise to appear in court at GA18 in Bantam on December 17, 2007.

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Currently, in Connecticut, there is no legal hunting season for moose.