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Alleged mule deer poacher caught


November 29, 2017

A hunter alleged to have shot a mule deer south of Pinedale illegally was caught by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

The hunter, not named in a released issued by the WGFD, allegedly killed a buck mule deer Nov. 12. The mule deer season closed Oct. 6. The hunter was charged with taking a deer out of season and shooting from a public road, both misdemeanors. The deer was seized by the WGFD.

“I would like to send out a huge thank you to the individuals from local and surrounding communities who assisted in bringing this case to closure,” south Pinedale game warden Jordan Kraft said. “We often rely on tips and information from the public regarding wildlife violations and this case is a good example of the public and game and fish personnel working together to protect Wyoming’s wildlife.”

WGFD officials still seek information leading to the hunter who killed a buck mule deer Nov. 9, northeast of Buckskin Crossing, off of the Lander Cut-Off Road near Long Draw. The deer was shot and only its antlers were taken. The department also seeks information pertaining to a number of elk poaching incidents in Sweetwater County.

Those with information regarding animal poaching are encouraged to call the shop poaching hotline at 1-877-943-3847 or contact the WGFD through its Green River field office. Callers can remain anonymous and information leading to and arrest and conviction my result in a reward of up to $5,000.


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