PINEDALE — South Pinedale Game Warden Jordan Kraft followed up on two separate reports of dead buck mule deer on the winter range. Upon further inspection, each was determined to have died from a puncture wound likely suffered while sparring with another buck. (Photos)
Game and Fish officials are still seeking information on a buck mule deer that was illegally shot northeast of Buckskin Crossing, off of the Lander Cut-Off Road (CR 23-132) near Long Draw.
It is believed the deer was likely killed November 9 or 10.
The buck deer was shot during a closed season and only the antlers were removed from the animal.
Anyone with possible information regarding this second poaching incident, or who was in the area and may have noted suspicious vehicles or activities, is encouraged to call the Pinedale Game and Fish office at 1-800-452-9107, the STOP POACHING hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847) or the South Pinedale Game Warden, Jordan Kraft, at 307-367-2470.
Callers may remain anonymous and any information leading to an arrest and conviction may result in a reward of up to $5,000.00.