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Information sought in elk poaching


October 4, 2018

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying who is responsible for killing and removing the head of a bull elk in the Bighorn Mountains and leaving all edible portions of the animal to waste.

The headless carcass was reported to Lovell Game Warden Dillon Herman on Sept. 27 by a concerned hunter. It was located south of Porcupine Creek and east of Long Park in Elk Hunt Area 39. Upon investigation, Herman determined the elk was killed by an arrow, likely between Sept. 22 and 24. The head had been removed from the carcass and skinned, with just the...

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