Poaching of buck mule deer near Torrington under investigation

WYOMING – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information that will lead to the apprehension of the individual(s) responsible for the poaching of a large buck mule deer north of Torrington.

The deer was discovered Nov. 27 on private land just south of South Gap on the Van Tassell Road. The deer was likely shot the evening or night of Nov. 26. The season for antlered mule deer closed Oct. 14 in Goshen County.

“Buck mule deer are in the rut right now,” said Torrington Game Warden Luke May. “They are highly visible at this time of the year, which unfortunately makes them easy targets in cases of thrill killing. This takes an opportunity away from legal hunters.”

A cash reward is available information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Torrington Game Warden Station at (307) 532-2433 or the STOP POACHING hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847). Callers can remain anonymous.

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