State wildlife officers are seeking information leading to the arrest of two men suspected of illegally shooting a moose last weekend in the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah, officials said Tuesday.
"We need help. We have half a case and we need a full case," said Bruce Andersen, information officer with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.Witnesses said they heard shots fired Aug. 20 about 8:30 p.m. in the Toll Gate Canyon area of Summit County and then saw a four-wheel drive vehicle racing away from the scene.
"It was definitely racing away. In fact it almost ran over one of the witnesses," Andersen said.
Two men in their 20s were seen in the late-model vehicle, red with gray stripes, and are suspected of "several violations" of game laws, including poaching, he said.
The moose was shot five times with a high-caliber rifle, and abandoned, Andersen said.
"We're trying to get any information people might have to help us out."
Information can be given to state wildlife officers by calling the Utah poaching hotline at 1 (800) 662-3337.