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Conservation officers are trying to identify the person -- or persons -- responsible for shooting a bull moose and abandoning it. On Sept. 28, the officers responded to a complaint on the South Bay Mine Road in the area east of Washagomis Lake near Ear Falls.

Upon locating the moose, the officers determined that the nose, tongue and bell had been taken from the carcass, while the rest of the moose was left behind to spoil.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the MNRF TIPS line at:

  • 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time, or
  • Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or
  • the ministry’s Red Lake district office during regular business hours at 807-727-2253.

Last fall, conservation officers also responded to a complaint in the Ignace area. On Oct. 23, conservation officers responded to a complaint that a calf moose had been shot and left southeast of Ignace. The kill was off Theodore Road, adjacent to Adele Lake. The evidence indicates the moose had been shot with a firearm and left to spoil.

The calf moose was shot prior to the opening of the calf season. Conservation officers investigated the area but could not find any evidence of who shot the moose.

  • 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time, or
  • call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or
  • the ministry’s Ignace Area office during regular business hours at 807-934-2205.

For more information:

MNRF - Ontario Hunting Regulations

MNRF - Hunting notices and updates

OFAH - Moose Hunting Changes

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