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Wyoming Game & Fish investigates 2 poaching cases

October 30, 2018

MEDICINE BOW, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is investigating two cases of poaching in southeast Wyoming.

On Oct. 20, Medicine Bow Game Warden Dylan Bergman was notified of a buck mule deer that had been shot from the road on deeded land. The suspects were driving a light silver or white newer Ford F150 pickup truck, with a full sized 4-door cab and a short bed.

The suspects shot the deer with a .270 Winchester rifle while standing on the road near the back of their truck. They fled when they saw the landowner approaching.

In a separate incident, a bull elk was shot and abandoned sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday on Highway 34 near Wheatland. The elk was shot two times but no meat was taken.

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