Wyoming Game and Fish seeks information in elk poaching
February 13, 2015
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information leading to the apprehension of those responsible for the illegal killing of eight elk in Sheridan County.
The elk were discovered on a private ranch northwest of Parkman. Four of the elk were bulls, three were cows and one was a calf. The antlers, some of the heads and meat were removed from the elk at the scene; however, seven of the eight animals had edible portions that were left to waste.
Dayton Game Warden Dustin Shorma says, "The killing of these animals was very disturbing. These elk were very vulnerable as they were on their winter range when they were killed. Those responsible obviously lack the ethics that most hunters have for the wildlife resource. Hopefully, someone will come forward with information that will lead to a conviction."
A cash reward is available to any individual that provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal and intentional killing of these eight elk.
Anyone with information regarding this wildlife violation are encouraged to call the Stop Poaching Hotline at (877) WGFD TIP – (877) 943-3847 or Game Warden Dustin Shorma at 307-655-9495. Callers can remain anonymous. People with information pertaining to any wildlife violation can text WGFD at 847-411 or visit: http://gf.state.wy.us/stoppoaching
–Wyoming Game and Fish