Sheriff's Office and Wyoming game and fish seeking info on slain pack mule

(Park County) The Park County Sherriff’s Office and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are seeking information on the intentional shooting of a domestic mule at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department game warden station in Meeteetse. The mule, owned by Meeteetse Game Warden Jim Olson, was fatally shot in a pasture next to the warden station during the early morning hours of March 19. Olson found the mule dead that morning. Olson raised and trained the mule from a yearling and regularly used her for backcountry patrol work as a pack and saddle mule. “Zoey was sorrel with a white blaze face, which is unique coloring for a mule,” Olson said. “She was friendly and always the first one to come over to get her ears scratched or a cube.” “When the mule was killed, she was pastured with seven other animals, in a residential setting within the city limits of Meeteetse. “Clearly, this was not a random act,” Olson said. “It is our belief this action was purposeful and intentional.” The community of Meeteetse has raised $4,000 dollars in reward money to be offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest and conviction related to this incident. An account has been set up at Bank of the West in Meeteetse for anyone wishing to contribute. Anyone with possible information regarding this incident, or who was in the area and may have noted suspicious vehicles or activities, is encouraged to call Park County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Wagers at 307-921-8957, Park County Sheriff’s Deputy J.J. Schwindt at 307-527-8774 or 307-527-8700, or call Game Warden Coordinator Scott Werbelow at 307-527-7125. Callers may remain anonymous. #reboot #news