Reward increased for information on 2 goats shot dead near Breckenridge

Photo: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) have increased the reward for any information that may lead to the arrest or citation of the person who shot and killed two mountain goats.

The goats were found dead on July 3 about 2.8 miles up Quandary Peak Trail near Breckenridge. They were young males estimated to be 1-2 years old. According to CPW, they were shot in the head with a pistol at close range.

"We ask that anyone who was near the summit of Quandary Peak Tuesday help us locate those responsible for this egregious poaching," said Tom Davies, district wildlife manager with CPW. "Killing a mountain goat in this manner is a felony, and these poachers can face jail time, license suspensions and fines that can reach over $20,000 per animal."

CPW is now a $5,000 reward, up from $1,000, for information that may lead to an arrest or citation. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-877-COLO-OGT or email game.thief@state.co.us