COS responds to cow moose hunt complaint off Likely Road

The Conservation Officer Service confirmed it has received many complaints about a cow moose being shot and killed off the Likely Road.

The Conservation Officer Service confirmed Monday it has received many complaints about a cow moose being shot and killed off the Likely Road near Skulow Lake last Wednesday afternoon.

Photographs forwarded to the Tribune show the remaining head of the moose, the  pelvic bone with about 50 pounds of meat intact, and the pathway where the moose was dragged out to the road —  a distance of about 50 yards.

Sgt. Len Butler of the COS said the moose was shot by a First Nations person and it was a legal hunt.

“First Nations can hunt any time of the year in their traditional territories,” he said.

However, Butler noted it’s a good thing people are calling the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) program because it enables the COS to investigate whether kills are legal or not.