Man Accused of Shooting Moose Calf

Man Accused of Shooting Moose Calf

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A Summit County man is accused of shooting a moose calf in his front yard and now he could face charges.

Neighbors of a Spring Creek man called sheriff's deputies Tuesday night to report shots fired.

When officers got there, they found the female moose calf shot once. Division of Wildlife Resource officers say the accused man told them the moose had startled him.

The moose was not dead, but the animal had to be euthanized.

The man's name has not been released. He faces an unlawful destruction of protected wildlife charge, which is a third degree felony and carries a maximum of five years in prison and a five-thousand dollar fine.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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