Poached ‘billy’ goats found shot in head on Colorado mountain, officials said

Officials are offering $1,000 reward for help finding who fatally shot two young mountain goats. (Photo: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

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Officials are offering $1,000 reward for help finding who fatally shot two young mountain goats. (Photo: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

Officials are offering $1,000 reward for help to find who fatally shot two young mountain goats near Quandry Peak in Breckenridge.

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The two "billy" goats, estimated to be 1 to 2 years old, were found shot in head using a handgun at close range Tuesday near the peak's summit, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials.

"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," Colorado Parks and Wildlife district wildlife manager Tom Davies said in a release.

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