The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information on a pronghorn antelope poaching case that occurred south of Cheyenne over the weekend.
Cheyenne Game Warden Shawn Blajszczak said the buck antelope was shot in the neck and dumped either Saturday or Sunday in hunt area 111 along U.S. Highway 85 (South Greeley Highway) about 2 miles from the Wyoming/Colorado state line. The carcass was found less than 20 feet from the road surface on the west side of the road. The head and cape were removed but the meat was all left to waste.
“The animal was field dressed, the pelvis was split and it appears to have been hung but there was no meat taken,” Game Warden Blajszczak said. “Whoever did this did a good job removing the cape and the meat was well cared for right up until it was dumped alongside the road.” Hunters are required to take all edible portions of meat from game animals. Edible portion means the meat of the front quarters, hindquarters, and the meat along the backbone between the neck and hind quarters including the loins and tenderloins.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Game Warden Shawn Blajszczak at (307) 638-8354 or the Stop Poaching Tip Line at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847). Tips may also be reported online at http://gf.state.wy.us/stoppoaching. Informants can choose to remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.