Game and Fish Searching for Poacher
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 14, 2018
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information on a cow elk that was illegally shot and partially left to waste in Elk Hunt Area 40 east of Lovell.
Lovell Game Warden Dillon Herman began an investigation after receiving a report from the Stop Poaching Hotline Monday, Dec. 10. Herman found evidence that a cow elk was shot and killed just below the last runaway truck ramp on Highway 14A near mile marker 70. Some of the meat, including both front quarters and one hind quarter, was removed from the carcass, then the carcass was dragged down the highway by a vehicle for 2 and a half miles before being discarded. The carcass and remaining edible portions were thrown over a guardrail and abandoned.
Herman believes the elk was illegally killed sometime last week, after the elk season closed Nov. 30.
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 Lovell Game Warden Dillon Herman at 307-548-7310, the Cody Game and Fish office at 307-527-7125 or the Stop Poaching Hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847). Callers may remain anonymous and any information leading to the arrest and conviction may result in a reward of up to $5,000.