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Saturday, April 13, 2024

$1,000 reward offered to catch sheep poacher

DENVER, Colo. –The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking information on the poaching of a bighorn sheep in the Poudre Canyon before Thanksgiving.

“Visitors to the Poudre Canyon value and enjoy seeing the sheep here,” said Chad Morgan, Poudre Canyon District Wildlife Officer.”It is a shame that someone would poach in an area like this, as we are trying very hard to rebuild the herd and ensure their health in the canyon.”

Morgan asked that anyone who may have information about the case to call Operation Game Thief.

Operation Game Thief is a Colorado Division of Wildlife program that pays rewards to citizens who turn in poachers. OGT is offering a reward of $1,000 to the person or persons who provide information that will lead to an arrest or citation being issued for this offense. Callers do not have to reveal their names or testify in court. To provide information in this case, call toll-free within Colorado at 1-877-COLO-OGT.

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