Colorado DOW Needs Your Help in Poaching Case

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The Colorado Division of Wildlife is asking for help solving a poaching crime north of Victor in Teller County. Wildlife officers found two cow elk shot and left to rot near County Roads 81/82. The shooting took place the first weekend of elk season Oct. 14-15.

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity, or has information about the case, is asked to contact Officer Tonya Sharp at (719) 227-5281. Or they can call a toll-free poaching tip line 1-877-265-6648.

"Anyone who comes forward with information is eligible for a cash reward from the Division of Wildlife's Operation Game Thief fund," said Sharp. She hopes that a passing motorist or someone who lives in the area may have witnessed the shooting.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife urges people to call their local wildlife office whenever they have information about illegal hunting or fishing activities. Callers may remain anonymous, and Operation Game Thief offers rewards if information leads to someone being issued a citation. People who turn in poachers are eligible for preference points or a free hunting license for a future season.