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Moose shootings prompt CDOW warning

A moose cow and two calves graze near the headwaters of the Fraser River in Grand County. PHOTO BY BOB BERWYN.

Hunters need to be sure of their target before pulling the trigger; mistaken kills could lead to serious fines

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Halfway through the fall rifle season, hunters in Colorado have carelessly or negligently shot 10 moose, spurring Colorado Division of Wildlife game managers to warn big game hunters to be more careful before pulling the trigger. Otherwise, they could face stiff penalties.

“We’re seeing way too many preventable mistakes,” said Ron Velarde, DOW’s Northwest Regional Manager. “If you aren’t 100 percent sure that what you have in your sights is what you have on your license, do not pull the trigger.”  Continue reading

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