Slain ‘town moose’ with twins reportedly results in two charged

Slain ‘town moose’ with twins reportedly results in two charged

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According to a post by the Lake City Silver World Newspaper, two individuals have been charged in connection with the of a well-known and beloved Lake City . The incident occurred on October 4, when the mother moose with twins was killed on private land.

It was reportedly determined that while the woman who shot the moose had a valid license, the kill was illegal as it occurred on private property.

Slain ‘town moose’ with twins reportedly results in two charged
Colorado-based photographer Michael Underwood captured the beloved town moose with her twin calves by her side in Lake City, Colorado. Photo Credit: Michael Underwood. Visit for more.

She was charged with hunting on private property without permission and the illegal take of wildlife. She faces a fine of $1,646.50. Her male hunting partner was charged with trespassing to hunt without permission, facing a fine of $276.50.

The tagged moose was known around town as #163. She was a popular sight for visitors and locals, alike. Moose #163 had birthed two twin calves in May. Without her, they will be unlikely to survive the winter. It is unlikely that any official agency will intervene to prevent their deaths from occurring.

The killing happened on the south side of Lake San Cristobal near Lake City, which happens to be Colorado’s second-largest natural lake.

The killing was immediately met with backlash from the local community, with many expressing concern on social media. Aside from occurring on private property, many expressed concern that the killing took place in a populated area.

One local photographer, Michael Underwood, voiced his concerns on Instagram and was met with overwhelming support from his followers. He said, “those moose brought joy to the thousands of visitors that were lucky enough to see them, and now they are gone, and we have orphans who may not survive the winter.”

This article was first published by OutThere Colorado on 28 October 2019.

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Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Lock the two heartless futhamukkaz up


Outrageous!! A FINE!! Is that all this barbaric pair are going to suffer, having caused the death of an innocent mother moose and doubtless the death of her twins as unless someone steps in to care for them over the winter, they too will perish. I should have thought a reasonably long prison sentence would have been more appropriate!! Where is the justice??!!