By Keith Kocinski
It's been described as a slaughter and Friday four suspects in the October 2012 Hudson moose poaching case received judgment in Riverton Circuit Court.
In a nearly four-hour-long hearing Arapahoe residents 73 - year old Phillip Hurtado and 31- year old Phillip Warren and Gillette residents 30 - year old Sammy Edlund and 28 - year old Danielle Najera pled guilty to three misdemeanor charges.
October 15, 2012 two bull and two cow moose were poached outside of Hudson.
"It had nothing to do with ethical hunting or sportsmanship. It was just killing," said Scott Browning, Wyoming Game and Fish.
Wyomingites and hunters were upset as news spread of the killing and waste of the moose.
"When somebody poaches or does something illegal that is a penalty against me. That hurts my feelings," Donald L. Anderson, Riverton Hunter.
"The illegal take of four moose in itself has to rate this case as one of the most serious cases that game and fish addresses," said Browning.
Experts estimated there were roughly twelve moose in the area and emphasize the disturbance from killing one-third of the population. More....