November 7, 2014

From WCAX.com

BENNINGTON, Vt. – Filling the top enforcement job for Vermont Fish and Wildlife is on hold.

Two-time Vermont Game Warden of the Year, Greg Eckhardt, was Vermont Fish and Wildlife’s top choice to take over the department’s enforcement division after Col. Dave LeCours retired in October, but an October moose hunting incident in Peru involving Eckhardt and his wife has put the possible promotion on hold.

“We do have an incident in which one of the finalists for that job was on a moose hunt and a member of his party shot a moose in a way that appears to be in violation,” said Vt. Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter.

Porter says Eckhardt’s wife held the moose hunting permit and fired after her husband allegedly killing a second moose which is illegal. The Bennington County State’s Attorney is now investigating the incident.

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