Fisheries and Land Resources
September 18, 2018

Public Advisory: Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers Seeking Assistance

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, is seeking the public’s assistance related to an incident during which a moose was alleged to have been illegally killed on September 6, 2018, in the community of Cape Broyle.

An individual was observed on an all-terrain vehicle carrying a firearm near residences in the community. A short time later, shots were heard in close proximity to residences. Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers were able to locate the remains and discarded meat from an adult moose.

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.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to protecting the province's resources and to ensuring they remain available for those who respect legislation concerning the proper management and conservation of fish and wildlife.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Office in St. John’s at 709-729-2192. Information can also be provided by calling toll free 1-877-820-0999 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Anonymous online reports can be submitted at www.stoppoaching.ca External link icon

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Media contact
Connie Boland
Fisheries and Land Resources
709-637-2923, 640-6409
connieboland@gov.nl.ca

2018 09 18                              11:30 a.m.