Hunter who fired indiscriminately at elk fined after two-day Summit County trial – The Denver Post

A Summit County jury convicted a man from Northglenn of hunting in a careless manner last Friday night, May 26, after a two-day trial. The man, 48-year-old Mark Masker, was acquitted of failure to locate wounded game.

According to a news release from the district attorney’s office, concerned hunting guides contacted Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Nov. 12, 2015, reporting that Masker had fired 13 shots with a semi-automatic .270 rifle at elk “in an indiscriminate fashion.”

According to the trial evidence, two hunters saw Masker waving at them after they had heard shots nearby. Masker was wearing all white clothing, without required safety orange fluorescent clothing.

Masker admitted to two hunters and wildlife officials that he had shot the rump of an elk cow without a clear view of the animal, which “does not comport with either ethical or lawful hunting,” the release said.

Read the full story at SummitDaily.com.