Two Colorado hunters fined, killed moose near its two calves


DENVER (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials have fined two hunters after saying they illegally killed a moose beloved around town.

The Denver Post reports that 67-year-old Susan Boyles was charged Thursday with hunting on private property without permission and unlawful take of wildlife after killing a moose in Lake City Oct. 4. She was fined more than $1,600.

Authorities say her 68-year-old husband Donald Boyles was charged with hunting and trespassing without permission and paid a fine of $276.50.

Donald Boyles said he believed what they were doing was legal after he was advised by multiple people in the area that moose hunting was permitted in the region.

Residents say they were upset that the moose was shot near its two young calves. Visitors statewide used to take photos of the moose.