On Dec. 2 or 3, a pregnant cow moose was shot on a logging road in the Tamen Creek area.
Upon arriving at the scene on Dec. 4, conservation officers were able to recover two high-quality butcher knives from the snow.
According to Jeff Palm, conservation officer, only the lower legs of the animal were taken from the kill site. The moose was not gutted and a brief inspection revealed an unborn moose fetus. In this case, the backstraps and the tender loins were not taken.
“Approximately 100 lbs. of meat were left behind to waste,” said Palm.
The Conservation Officer Service is now requesting the public’s assistance in solving this wildlife crime.
“If the public can assist with this investigation or if the hunters would like their knives back, please call 1-877-952-7277,” said Palm.