POACHING -- An anonymous informant could soon be $2,500 richer after leading wildlife agents to moose poachers.
At least two suspects are being investigated for illegally killing a cow moose on the north side of Beacon Hill in Spokane Valley around April 10.
Washington Fish and Wildlife police report they have confiscated 95 packages of moose meat and the archery equipment used in the moose poaching.
Under a search warrant, officers also seized the vehicle they suspect was used for transporting the moose off the popular recreation area east of Esmeralda Golf Course.
Formal charges are pending results of DNA testing on the meat, said Madonna Luers, the agency’s spokeswoman in Spokane.
An anonymous tip led officers to the evidence, she said.
If the suspects are convicted, the informant is eligible for a $2,500 reward offered by a national animal welfare group.