Poacher kills pregnant elk cow Western Life

There are many elk in Lääne County, but this year several elk carcasses have also been found in the forests. Photo: Urmas Lauri

Elk. Photo: Urmas Lauri

At the end of January, the Environmental Inspectorate was informed that a pregnant elk cow and a young heifer killed by poachers had been found near Silla in Kullamaa County.

According to Jaanus Müür, the head of the Lääne County Monitoring Bureau of the Environmental Board, an accident was passed on to them. The slaughtered animals had their skins removed and one of their heads removed. “Apparently the bullet had hit the animal in the head,” said Müür about bringing his head.

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Source: Lääne Elu by online.le.ee.

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