Moose and calf killed in Conibear traps

September 3, 2015 at 5:33pm

A baby moose resting with its mother north in Anchorage, Alaska.

A baby moose resting with its mother north of Anchorage, Alaska.

A concerned moose hunter near Seward notified Alaska Wildlife Troopers of hazardous abandoned traps on Thursday.

The hunter was scouting for the upcoming moose season near Mile 23 of the Seward Highway near Trail River Campground when he found two 330 Conibear traps that looked to have been abandoned from the prior season.

The two traps each had moose legs in them and other moose bones were scattered around the area.

It appeared that one trap caught and killed a cow moose and the second set caught and killed a calf moose.

The owner of those trap sets is unknown.

The Alaska Wildlife Troopers are requesting information from the public about the owner or circumstances of the abandoned traps.

Information can be given to the Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Seward Post, at 907-224-3935 or Alaska Wildlife Safeguard at 1-800-478-3377.