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Game and Fish asking for public's help with information on poaching incident

Game and Fish asking for public's help with information on poaching incident

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information from the public about the shooting and wanton destruction of five mule deer bucks in Sheridan County. People are asked to contact Game and Fish if they have information about the following five poaching incidents: 1. 11/26/15 a buck mule deer was shot and left off the Keystone Road. 2. 11/26/15 a buck mule deer was shot and left off the Upper Cat Creek Road. 3. 12/3/15 a buck mule deer was shot and left off the Pass Creek Road. 4. 12/4/15 a buck mule deer was shot and left west of the Decker Highway along the WY/MT state line. 5. 12/6/15 a buck mule deer was shot and left near Acme on the State land. *Heads from three of the five mule deer poached in Sheridan County. h/t Sheridan Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish / Pitchengine Communities​* “In each of these cases, nothing was removed from any of the deer including the antlers. They all appear to be thrill killings, judging by the way the deer died." said Sheridan Game Warden Bruce Scigliano. Dayton Game Warden Dustin Shorma added, “Even though there was a white-tailed deer season open during the time these mule deer were shot, we are ruling out the possibility these mule deer being misidentified as white-tailed deer as all of these deer were killed in areas where you would not expect to find white-tailed deer." A cash reward is available for those who provide evidence that leads to the arrest and conviction of any person who violates Wyoming statute 23-3-402, taking or destroying a big or trophy game animal out of season. If anyone has information regarding these five poaching incidents, please contact Sheridan Game Warden Bruce Scigliano at 307-672-2790, the Sheridan G&F Regional Office at 307-672-7418 or the STOP POACHING hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847). Callers may remain anonymous. *Feature photo: Sheridan Game Warden Bruce Scigliano with two mule deer heads removed from poached mule deer. Sheridan Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish / Pitchengine Communities*​ #dally #news