The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information on an elk that was shot and abandoned on state land near Buford.
The bull elk was discovered on the northwest corner of a section of state land just north of Buford. Game wardens estimate it was shot around the time of the snowstorm on October 4.
The head and back straps were gone, but the quarters had been skinned and left on rocks near the carcass. “The hunter attempted to mark a trail with flagging, but for whatever reason did not retrieve the remainder of the meat,” said North Laramie Game Warden Kelly Todd. Hunters are required to take all edible portions of meat from game animals. Edible portion means the meat of the front quarters, hindquarters, and the meat along the backbone between the neck and hind quarters including the loins and tenderloins.
Warden Todd 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.