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Moose found poached near Wyoming highway where calf had been killed by vehicle


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department are seeking tips from the public regarding the poaching of a cow moose which was found in the early morning hours of Sept. 24.

The moose was found illegally killed along Highway 414 south of Mountain View.

“Mountain View Game Warden Allen Deru is hoping to receive tips from anyone who might have seen any suspicious activity along Highway 414, about two miles southeast of Mountain View, any time between September 22 and 23,” Game and Fish said.

The cow’s calf had been killed in a vehicle collision, according to Deru. That led the moose to remain in the area, “making it an easy target for a poacher,” Game and Fish said.

“The cow moose would have been visible to motorists about 70 yards off the road on the north side of the highway,” the department added. “The moose was shot with a small caliber firearm, and no meat was taken from the carcass.”

“Anyone with information on this or any other wildlife violation may call the Stop Poaching Hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP 1-(877) 943-3847) or (307) 777-4330 for out-of-state calls. Tips may be reported online at wgfd.wyo.gov, directly to Game Warden Allen Deru at (307) 782-6467, or by calling the Green River Game and Fish Office at (307) 875-3223. Poaching information may also be texted; text keyword WGFD and message toTIP411 (847-411). Individuals providing information leading to a conviction may be eligible for a reward.”

This article originally appeared on Oil City News. Used with permission.