Energy companies offer reward in poaching incident
November 3, 2009
DE BEQUE, Colo. – Three energy companies are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of a poacher who shot and killed a bighorn sheep in western Colorado and left it lying on the ground.The ram was found Friday on land owned by Chevron north of De Beque. State wildlife officers say the sheep was likely shot earlier that week.The Colorado Division of Wildlife says the person who shot the animal in the neck didn’t try to salvage the meat or take its head or horns.The reward offered by Chevron, EnCana Oil & Gas USA and Williams is in addition to a $1,000 reward by the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s Operation Game Thief. The three companies have operations in the area.