MNR still investigating elk shootings

The hunt is still on for those responsible for the illegal shootings of four elk in three separate incidents since the beginning of October, and the Ministry of Natural Resources is hoping the public can put them on the right trail.
Local conservation officer Doug Gibb said an investigation continues into the shooting of a bull and cow near a sideroad in Richardson Township on Nov. 15.
Meanwhile, the search also continues for those responsible for two elk killings in October. A bull was shot and left behind on Mayburn Road, east of Nestor Falls, in the early part of the month.
Then late in the month, a cow elk was found killed on Pipestone Road, also just east of Nestor Falls.
“We’ve got nobody in custody on either of those incidents and were still looking for information,” Gibb said.
Anyone with information can contact an MNR conservation officer at 274-5337, or call “Moose Watch” at 1-866-346-6673 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
In yet another incident, an elk was killed near Morson last Friday (Nov. 28). But in that case, the person responsible turned himself in.
“A male who was deer hunting turned himself in after making a mistake and shooting what he thought was a deer,” noted Gibb.
(Fort Frances Times)