SPOKANE-- The Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating two men accused of poaching a moose on Spokane’s Beacon Hill. They say community tips helped them find suspects.
A person who works near Beacon Hill saw a cow moose in the area. In early April, he saw birds circling a moose head, guts, and hide.
Fish and Wildlife released info about the poaching, hoping for public tips.
An anonymous tip led investigators to Donald Gilbrech and his brother San.
Officials seized Don's SUV, and say they found moose hair and blood in the vehicle.
At San's house, officers found a bow and arrow matching the arrowhead found on scene. Officers seized meat from possibly both moose and deer.
Investigators are waiting on DNA to prove the meat they pulled is moose before filing charges.
If convicted of the moose and deer poaching, the two men could face around $5,000 in fines each, and up to a year of jail time.