Wyoming Fish and Game Investigates Pass Creek Poaching Case
Wyoming Game and Fish discovered the carcasses of a bull elk and a white-tailed doe on private land in the Pass Creek area between Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, launching a poaching investigation in the department.
Both animals were shot and left to rot. No meat had been taken from either animal.
“This is likely a case of thrill killing,” said Dayton Game Warden Dustin Shorma. “All indications suggest these animals were shot at night by people whose only intention was to drive around and kill whatever wildlife they saw. There is nothing more disgusting to hunters and wildlife enthusiasts than the pointless killing and wasting of an animal. In these cases, several hundred pounds of meat rotted in the field.”
A cash reward is available for those who provide evidence that leads to the arrest and conviction of the poacher.
If anyone has information regarding these poaching incidents, please contact Dayton Game Warden Dustin Shorma at (307) 655-9495, the Sheridan Regional Office at (307) 672-7418 or call the STOP POACHING hotline at (877) WGFD-TIP (877) 943-3847. Callers can remain anonymous.