Thanks to the generous donation from the Rock Springs Muley Fanatics Foundation, there is now more money to be awarded for the successful conviction of the person or persons responsible for poaching a popular mule deer buck near the Rock Springs Campus of Western Wyoming Community College.
Muley Fanatic Foundation President Joshua Coursey offered to match the cash reward paid for the successful conviction of the poacher or poachers after reading the news release from the Green River Game and Fish Office.
Rock Springs Game Warden Dave Hays said the dead deer was discovered on October 31 and the deer had probably been dead for ten days before it was discovered. Hays said only the skull cap with antlers was taken and the cause of death is still undetermined.
“This deer was seen by many people,” Hays said. “I ask that anyone who took photos of this deer to please email them to me at the warden station to help me better identify the antlers should they surface somewhere with someone. I am specifically looking for photographs taken at close range from the front, including the head and antlers of the deer. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org ”
Anyone with information on this or any wildlife violation may call the Stop Poaching Hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP. Tips may be reported online at wgfd.wyo.gov Tips may also be reported to the Green River Game and Fish Office at-1-307-875-3223, or game warden Dave Hays at 1-307-382-6602. Callers can remain anonymous and, thanks to the Muley Fanatic Foundation $5,000.00 match, may now be eligible for a cash reward of up to $10,000 if the information leads to a conviction.