Colorado teen fined $20k for killing moose while illegally hunting

In Denver, Colorado, a 19-year-old teen has been fined $20,000 for killing and abandoning a moose while illegally hunting late last year. Callan Hyatt pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts of wildlife hunting.

According to 9News, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department stated Hyatt had been charged and pleaded guilty to hunting in a careless manner, failure to locate wounded game, failing to dress wildlife, illegal possession of wildlife and hunting without a license.

Hyatt was fined $10,000 for the charges and an additional $10,00 for the illegal killing of a bull moose.

A hunter reported finding the dead moose the day after Hyatt killed it stating he fired when he saw movement, but did not identify his target. He told authorities he was there to hunt elk.

“A hunter has the absolute responsibility to confirm their target and ethically harvest a legal animal. This case represents one of the worst illegal killings and waste of a bull moose in Grand County in recent years,” stated a news release from the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

A bull moose hunter waits a minimum of four years to draw a license because of limited numbers allowed to be killed.

Hyatt also could be banned from hunting and fishing for up to five years in 47 states.

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2 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    “Could be banned from hunting and fishing for up to five years in 47 states”? how about life! This low life should have his guns taken away and be banned from hunting anything for life! And lets not call a 19 year old a teen, he is a man and should act like one, I hope he is scrambling to come up with $20,000 right now, may he go to jail if he can’t.

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