Provincial wildlife officers are searching for those responsible for illegally killing two moose and then dumping their carcasses in Ship Cove on Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula.

The bodies were discovered on Tuesday near the parking lot of the Transportation and Works depot in Ship Cove. 

Officials said a cow and a calf appear to have been illegally shot and left at the site.

Officers are looking for tips — or to speak with anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in the area.