Three deer found poached in Sheridan County since the New Year

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — The Sheridan region of the Wyoming Game and Fish is investigating poaching incidents involving three deer killed in Sheridan County since Jan. 1. Two deer were killed sometime between Jan. 8-10 northwest of Parkman, Bud Stewart, Public Information Specialist for the Sheridan Region of the Wyoming Game & Fish Department told Dally. And sometime around Jan. 2-3, another deer was killed near Clearmont, he said. One deer was shot and left near Parkman and another was taken, but evidence showed the animal had been poached. The animal killed out of season near Clearmont was moved to another location and stripped of all its meat. "All three of these incidents are being investigated," Stewart said. Some game wardens in the state say poachings seem to be increasing in their areas, Stewart said, while other say they are seeing "normal" amounts. From September-January, the Game and Fish sees a number of trophy kills, where an animal's head and/or antlers are removed, or thrill-kills, where an animal is clearly shot from a vehicle and left to die. Stewart said that if anyone sees or hears of any suspicious activity, to report it to the Wyoming Game and Fish. Anyone with information on wildlife violation can call the Stop Poaching Hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847). Tips may be reported to any local game warden or online at Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000 if the information leads to a conviction. *Feature photo: A deer poached in a previous incident in Fremont County. h/t Wyoming Game & Fish / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news