FOSSTON, Minn. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials are asking for the public’s help in finding whoever illegally killed a wild moose in northwestern Minnesota.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says wildlife officers discovered a moose that had been shot and left to waste during the 2014 firearms deer season. The moose was killed a few miles south of Fosston.

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Wildlife officials note that Minnesota’s moose population is declining.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Fish and Wildlife Service at 218-844-3423.

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