Cruel Senseless Poaching of Deer in Green River

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Cruel Senseless Poaching of Deer in Green River

Officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are investigating a cruel, senseless killing of a doe mule deer in Green River and they are asking people for any information to solve the case. On October 10 repeated phone calls from concerned residents of Green River were made to the game and fish office to report a doe mule deer walking around town with an arrow poking through her head. Upon investigation, game wardens Duane Kerr and Grant Gerharter and wildlife biologist Patrick Burke made the decision to euthanize the deer because there was no way to remove the arrow and the deer was suffering a slow death from infection. Green River Wildlife Supervisor Steve DeCecco says this case is not a hunting-related incident, but rather, a blatant poaching of a “resident” mule deer in town. Anyone with information is urged to call the office in Green River at (307)-875-3223.