Justice and Public Safety
January 25, 2017

Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers Investigation Possible Poaching Incident in Corner Brook

On Monday, January 23, 2017, the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division (FWED) in Corner Brook received information of a possible moose poaching incident on a walking trail near the Margaret Bowater Park in Corner Brook.

Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers, along with members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, responded to the call from a member of the public and located the area where two moose had been observed with one having been injured. Officers believe that what they witnessed at the scene to be consistent with gunshot wounds.

An investigation into the incident is underway and officers are asking anyone who has information or who may have seen suspicious behaviour in that area to please come forward.

Information can be provided anonymously, toll-free to Fish and Wildlife Enforcement at 1-877-820-0999 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Anonymous online reports can also be submitted at www.stoppoaching.ca or www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

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Media contact:

Lesley Clarke
Director of Communications (A)
Department of Justice and Public Safety
709-729-6985, 699-2910

2017 01 25                              10:55 a.m.