JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a man has been convicted of illegally shooting and killing a six-point bull elk northeast of Jackson.
Kyle Lash, a game warden with the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, says two mountain lion hunters reported the poaching in the Sheep Creek drainage east of the National Elk Refuge last fall. An investigation led to Charles Chanatry, of Jackson.
Lash says Chanatry acknowledged shooting the bull elk and burying it in the snow when he realized it was not a cow. Chanatry also told investigators he did not plan on returning to salvage the elk.
Lash announced Thursday the man was recently ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution for the elk. His hunting privileges also were suspended for two years.