Game & Fish investigating pronghorn poaching near Farson

SUBLETTE COUNTY, Wyo. – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking any information regarding a buck pronghorn antelope that was illegally shot and left to waste near Farson on the morning of Sunday, September 8.

The young buck pronghorn was shot with a rifle on an irrigated alfalfa field two miles north of Farson (the old Jack McMurry Ranch) in Antelope Hunt Area 91. The hunt area was open only for the taking of doe or fawn antelope during a special early season designation with the intention of mitigating damage to growing cultivated crops on private land.

Witnesses in the area described a vehicle that may have been involved as a small blue truck driven by a middle-aged man with light-colored hair. He was reportedly accompanied by a young woman with dark hair and a nose ring. It is also believed the occupants of the blue truck were unaware that they did not have permission to hunt on that particular parcel of land due to a recent change in land ownership.

Someone shot a buck antelope out of season and on private land without permission. Wardens are looking for information leading to an arrest. (Photo: WGFD)

South Pinedale Game Warden Jordan Kraft said, “This type of action shows a blatant disregard for wildlife and is a theft of the wildlife resource to law-abiding citizens.”

Anyone with possible information regarding this 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.

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