Ontario Newsroom

Seeking Public's Help with Bull and Cow Moose Shot and Left to Spoil near Sioux Lookout

Bulletin

Seeking Public's Help with Bull and Cow Moose Shot and Left to Spoil near Sioux Lookout

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Conservation Officers from the Sioux Lookout office of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) responded to a tip from a hunter that a cow moose carcass had been found. It was at the edge of a forest cutover off Botsford Road, which is accessed by Highway 642, east of Sioux Lookout.

An investigation determined that the moose had likely been shot one to two weeks prior. It was badly decomposed and scavenged by wildlife, so the officers were unable to determine if any of the meat had been salvaged before it was abandoned. Officers recovered a rifle bullet from the carcass and found a rifle casing on the nearby roadway.

On Friday, October 25, 2019, Conservation Officers from the Sioux Lookout office of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) responded to a tip from a hunter that a bull moose carcass had been found. It was in a forest cutover off Star Creek Road, which is accessed by Highway 642, east of Sioux Lookout.

An investigation determined the moose had likely been shot one to two weeks prior. It was badly decomposed and scavenged by wildlife, so officers were unable to determine if any of the meat had been salvaged before it was abandoned. It was less than 100 metres from the nearby roadway and would have been easy for a hunter to locate. A bullet was recovered from the carcass, confirming that the animal had been shot.

Anyone with information about these occurrences can contact Conservation Officer Trevor Ropek at (807) 737-5055.

Ministry conservation officers work tirelessly to help make sure we can all enjoy Ontario's natural resources in a safe and respectful manner. To report a natural resource violation, call the ministry TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free, or contact your local ministry office. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.

We need your help to solve cases. Please visit ontario.ca/mnrftips to view an interactive, searchable map of unsolved cases. You may have valuable information that can help.

Media Contacts

Share

Tags

Law and Safety Rural and North Travel and Recreation