UPDATE: As an update to this news release that was sent yesterday morning, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pleased to announce that a suspect has been identified in the bull elk poaching case that occurred south of Afton (referenced below). The Game and Fish would like to sincerely thank those media outlets that helped publicize the incident.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking any information regarding two separate poaching incidents. The first was a cow moose that was illegally shot and left to waste along the Union Pass Road at the north end of Buffalo Meadows on the Bridger Teton National Forest. The moose was shot less than 100 yards off the west side of Union Pass Road between Pinedale and Dubois, Wyoming. Based on the condition of the carcass and information provided by campers in the area, it is believed the incident occurred sometime during the evening hours on Wednesday, October 21.
A second poaching incident involved a bull elk shot and partially field-dressed in the North Fork of Fish Creek drainage near Salt Pass south of Afton, Wyoming. The antlers were taken, but all of the meat was left to waste. It is believed the bull was shot sometime between October 20-22.
Anyone with possible information regarding the cow moose incident is encouraged to call North Jackson Game Warden Jon Stephens 307-733-2712 and anyone with possible information regarding the bull elk is encouraged to call the Afton Game Warden, James Hobbs at 307-885-3717 or the Jackson Game and Fish office at 1-800-423-4113 or the STOP POACHING hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847).
Callers may remain anonymous and any information leading to an arrest and conviction may result in a reward of up to $5,000.00.