A judgement out of Moffat County will leave poachers thinking twice before hitting the hills for illegal hunting. Last November, Colorado Parks and Wildlife were contacted by a concerned hunter after suspecting a man had illegally shot a trophy 6-by-6 elk in Moffat County. A wildlife officer found the suspected poacher and when confronted, the man admitted he had taken the elk illegally. According to Summit Daily, the 42-year-old Denver man was convicted last week in Moffat County Court and must now pay fines of $11,000 dollars. Colorado Parks and Wildlife utilize Operation Game Thief for enforcement, stating that poaching is a serious and costly crime that robs legitimate sportsmen of game and fish and robs businesses and taxpayers of revenues. The elk poached in this case required a license to hunt in a coveted area and it was not elk season at the time of the kill.