Game and Fish Seeks Information On Elk Poaching
Laramie Game Warden Kelly Todd investigated the carcass of a bull elk that was discovered south of the Lincoln Memorial rest area near Forest Service Road 726 late last week in hunt area 6. The back straps and head were the only parts removed from the elk. Hunting seasons are currently closed for elk on the Medicine Bow National Forest. The poaching occurred sometime between the evening of Wednesday, August 20 and the morning of Friday, August 22.
Warden Todd says a similar case occurred about the same time last year and near the same location with the poaching of a spike elk. Only the back straps and part of a hind quarter were taken from that animal.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Stop Poaching Tip Line at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847), Warden Kelly Todd at (307) 745-4402, or Warden Bill Brinegar at (307) 745-9449.
Tips may also be reported online at http://gf.state.wy.us/stoppoaching. Informants can choose to remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.