Poacher Fined $11,000 dollars in Moffat County Court

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.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.