The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information on a cow moose that was poached on state land north of Buford earlier this month.
Laramie Game Warden Kelly Todd said the cow moose was shot sometime around the weekend of Nov. 9-10. A bullet traveled through one of the moose’s back legs and entered the other rear leg, shattering the knee area. The moose eventually died in South Crow Creek. A bull calf was spotted hanging around the cow after she died. It is illegal to shoot a cow moose with a calf at its side in hunt area 38.
Warden Todd believes a hunter may have mistaken the moose for an elk. “This happens a few times during the hunting season and people need to be aware of what they are shooting at,” he said.
The Game and Fish Department is hoping someone comes forward with information that could help find the person responsible for this crime. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Game Warden Kelly Todd at (307) 745-4402 or the Stop Poaching Tip Line at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847). Tips may also be reported online at http://wgfd.wyo.gov; click on the Stop Poaching logo. Informants may receive a cash reward for tips that lead to a conviction, and can choose to remain anonymous.