Game and Fish Seeks Tips On Moose Poached Near Saratoga

LARAMIE –The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking tips about a cow moose that was shot and abandoned in the vicinity of Jack Creek near Saratoga sometime before Oct. 26.
 

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Game Warden Becca Lutz said by the time she was notified about the abandoned moose the meat had already spoiled and could not be donated. She said sometimes a hunter accidently shoots the wrong sex animal and then abandons the carcass for fear of punishment. “We realize people make mistakes, and I would rather receive a call about a mistake and been able to donate the meat to a less fortunate family than to see the meat abandoned and spoiled. It was a waste of an entire moose,” Warden Lutz said.
 
Anyone with information on either of these cases is urged to call the Stop Poaching Tip Line at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847) or (307) 777-4330 for out-of-state calls. Tips can also be made by texting keyword WGFD and message to 847-411.

 

 

Android-based cell phone users may download a free app to submit text message reports. iPhone users must text reports to 847-411. Tips can also be made online at https://wgfd.wyo.gov/StopPoaching/submitTIp.aspx. Informants can choose to remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.

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