Grand Teton rangers investigate mistakenly killed moose

A moose browses on willows as another looks on.

A moose browses on willows as another looks on.

MOOSE, WYO. — Grand Teton National Park rangers are working in partnership with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and conducting an investigation regarding an illegal take of a moose within the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park.

Wyoming Game and Fish Wardens were contacted over the weekend by a participant of the park’s elk reduction program who reported a calf moose was mistakenly shot.   State game wardens seized the meat, cited the individual for taking a moose without a license, and contacted park rangers.   The meat was donated to local families in need.

Park rangers are following up on the incident and conducting an investigation, according to a statement released by the park’s public affairs office.

Park visitors and neighbors are encouraged to report any information that may be connected to poaching or other wildlife-related incidents happening within the park boundaries.

Information may be reported to the Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at 307-739-3301 or the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Poaching Hotline at 877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847) or 1-307-777-4330 for out-of-state calls.

Park rangers and state game wardens follow up on all information received and many times the information may lead to successful prosecution of violators.  Individuals submitting information can remain anonymous, and may be eligible for a reward.


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