CPW asks for information regarding pronghorn poaching case in South Park

22 Sep 2020 14:20 #1 by MountainTownAlerts
CPW News Release

​​9/22/2020

CPW asks for information regarding pronghorn poaching case in South Park


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jason Clay
Northeast Region Public Information Officer
303-291-7234 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
@CPW_NE
CPW asks for information regarding pronghorn poaching case in South Park


PARK COUNTY, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officers are asking for assistance from anyone who may have information about a pronghorn that was illegally killed in South Park in August.

The buck (male) was shot with a crossbow and left to die. Officers found the pronghorn just north of Highway 24, a few miles west of Wilkerson Pass. It is believed the animal was shot on Aug. 23 or 24.

The pronghorn was immobilized by the crossbow bolt and officers believe the individual responsible was nervous to finish off the animal and take it into their possession because of its close proximity to the highway. It is likely the suspect shot the animal from the highway right of way.

The archery pronghorn season was underway during those dates, but crossbow equipment is not permitted during archery seasons.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact CPW’s Denver office at 303-291-7227, or report it to Operation Game Thief by phone at 1-877-265-6648 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Monetary rewards are often paid for information that leads to an arrest or a citation being issued. Reporting individuals may remain anonymous through Operation Game Thief.

Buck pronghorn hunting licenses in South Park are highly coveted, in some circumstances taking over ten years to draw.

In this specific case, individuals with information who are willing to testify may be eligible for a buck pronghorn hunting license in the area through the Turn In Poachers program.
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