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CPW seeks information about possible crime
12/31/2013
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CPW
Officials are asking the public for any information that may lead to the individual or individuals responsible.

The remains were discovered Dec. 26, west of the subdivision, in a culvert underneath the railroad tracks. The incident was reported to District Wildlife Manager Quentin Springer. Upon investigation, Springer discovered the remains belonged to a cow elk and a pronghorn.

Springer said a large majority of the elk meat had been removed and suspected it had been prepared for human consumption. However, almost none of the pronghorn meat was taken.

"The waste of the pronghorn in this incident goes against the basic principles intrinsic to truly ethical hunters," Springer said.

The agency reminds hunters that it is illegal for a person to fail to reasonably attempt to harvest the edible portions of game wildlife for human consumption.

Trash was dumped along with the animal remains including grinder wheels, a decal for a motor and disposable shop towels.

Anyone with information should call Springer at 719-565-9562 or Operation Game Thief at 1-877-265-6648. Verizon cell phone users can dial #OGT. Email tips can be sent to game.thief@state.co.us. Callers may remain anonymous if they wish. Tips that lead to citations are eligible for a $500 reward.

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For more information about Operation Game Thief, go to http://wildlife.state.co.us/RulesRegs/LawEnforcement/OperationGameThief/Pages/OGT.aspx.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado's wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information, go to cpw.state.co.us.

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