The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is investigating after a moose was found shot and abandoned northeast of Thunder Bay.

According to the MNRF, conservation officers were notified of a cow moose left to spoil near Walkinshaw Lake.

The moose was located along Highway 527 approximately six metres from the roadway on the east side. After interviewing several witnesses, officers determined when the moose was shot.

Conservation officers are turning to the public for any information that could help identify the person or persons responsible for shooting and abandoning the moose.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the Thunder Bay office during regular business hours at 807-475-1471.