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Poaching information sought

Modified: Wednesday, Oct 10th, 2012

GREEN RIVER—The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for information on two wildlife poaching cases that occurred in Bridger Valley.

Mountain View Game Warden Dustin Kirsch is investigating a case in which a young buck mule deer was shot and left in early September. Some evidence has been collected at the scene, but Kirsch is looking for more information from someone who might have been in the area on the east side of Lyman, near a residential subdivision on Prairie View Drive.

“In addition to information on the poached deer, I am also looking for information on another case where a pronghorn antelope carcass was found dumped on the west slope of Sage Creek Mountain,” Kirsch said. “It appears someone harvested the pronghorn, field dressed the animal, and then dumped the animal without removing any of the edible portions. I am asking anyone who might have been in the area of Sage Creek Mountain around Sept. 16 or 17, and may have seen suspicious activity or other vehicles in the area, to please contact me.”

“I have also encountered hunters, who failed to properly tag their animal, shot up the animal and wasted the edible portions, or spot-lighted deer, all of which are illegal,” Kirsch said. “Read the hunting regulations. If you do not understand a regulation, talk to your local game warden. If you can’t contact the game warden call the toll free number in Green River at (800)-843-8096 (in state) or (307)-875-3223.”

The "STOP POACHING" Hotline phone number is 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847) or 1-307-777-4330 for out-of-state "STOP POACHING" calls only. Violations may also be reported on-line at http://gf.state.wy.us/wildlife/enforcement/stoppoaching/submitTip.aspx.

For the complete article see the 10-05-2012 issue.

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