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Game And Fish Looking for Two Poachers
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for information on two wildlife poaching cases that occurred this month in the Bridger Valley. Mountain View Game Warden Dustin Kirsch is investigating a case in which a young buck mule deer was shot and left in early September. Some evidence has been collected at the scene, but Kirsch is looking for more information from someone who might have been in the area on the east side of Lyman, near a residential subdivision on Prairie View Drive.
“In addition to information on the poached deer I am also looking for information on another case where a pronghorn antelope carcass was found dumped on the west slope of Sage Creek Mountain,” Kirsch said. “It appears someone harvested the pronghorn, field dressed the animal, and then dumped the animal without removing any of the edible portions. Anyone who might have been in the area of Sage Creek Mountain around September 16 or 17th, and may have seen suspicious activity or other vehicles in the area, to please contact Kirsch. Kirsch has also encountered hunters trespassing and camping illegally on a walk-in area and advises hunters to become familiar with the hunting regulations and the information needed to legally access the Cedar Mountain Walk-In Area (WIA). Cedar Mountain WIA opened in the fall of 2011 and is part of the department’s Private Lands/Public Wildlife Program (PLPW). The 1,300 acre WIA is located on Cedar Mountain, Sweetwater County, in deer hunt area 132, elk hunt area 107, and antelope hunt area 95. Kirsch said these lands are also open to hunting of waterfowl, sage grouse, doves, and cottontail rabbit. Detailed information and maps for the access areas are listed in the Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Walk-In Area Hunting Atlas, listed under the section “Sweetwater County #2.”