By Ernie Over
Wyoming Game and Fish Department Wardens and Investigators have completed an investigation into the poaching of a mule deer buck. The buck was killed June 28, 2013 east of the Wyoming Honor Farm near Riverton.
An arrest warrant for Jared W. Maloff, 19, of Riverton, was issued on July 11 by Judge Wesley Roberts, 9th Circuit Court in Riverton. Maloff was arrested by Game and Fish officers later that same day. Maloff was charged with a violation of Wyoming Statute 23-3-402, Violation of Commission Regulation, Taking a deer in a closed season.
The teen was arraigned July 12 in Lander by 9th Circuit Court Judge Robert Denhardt, and bond was set at $500. A court date of July 18 was set.
Two other Riverton men were cited as accessories in the poaching incident. The men were charged with Wyoming Statute 23-6-205(b) Accessory before or after the fact – Taking a deer in a closed season. Their names were not released.
Poaching reports may be made to the “STOP POACHING” Hotline: 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847) or 1-307-777-4330 for out-of-state “STOP POACHING” calls only.Violations may also bereported at regional offices or on-line athttp://gf.state.wy.us/wildlife/enforcement/stoppoaching/submitTip.aspx.