CO: Man Sentenced Who Mistakenly Shot Moose Instead Of Elk
Man Sentenced Who Mistakenly Shot Moose Instead Of Elk
Highlands Ranch Man Enters Guilty Plea In Rio Blanco County
April 19, 2011
MEEKER, Colo. -- A hunter from Highlands Ranch has pleaded guilty in a
case involving misidentifying a moose as an elk and leaving the body to rot.
Joel D. Eady, 30, told witnesses he had mistakenly shot the female moose
last October after believing it was an elk, the Colorado Division of
Wildlife said. He told his hunting party that he would turn himself in, but
he never did, an investigation found.
Eady was charged with willful destruction of wildlife --a Class 5 felony
-- as well as hunting out of season, illegal possession of wildlife and
failing to properly care for a harvested animal. The incident happened
during a hunting trip in the Missouri Creek Basin, about 30 miles east of
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