Elk NetworkInformation Sought about Elk Shot, Left to Waste in Northeast Wyoming

General , Poaching | May 9, 2024

Below is a news release from the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. For 2024-2025, Fiocchi partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching.   

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information on three elk that were illegally shot and left to waste southeast of Wright.

On April 24, a member of the public discovered and reported two dead bull elk while recreating on public land in the Rochelle Hills area near Mackey Road.

During the investigation, a cow elk was also discovered along with evidence the elk were shot multiple times from a distance, then shot in the head at close range. The elk were likely killed several days prior to the investigation.

Anyone with possible information about this incident, or who was in the area and may have noted suspicious vehicles or activities, is encouraged to call South Gillette Game Warden Andy Enscore at 307-687-7157, the Sheridan Game and Fish office at (307) 672-7418 or the Stop Poaching Hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847). Callers may remain anonymous and any information leading to an arrest and conviction may result in a reward of up to $5,000.

(Photo credit: Wyoming Game & Fish Department)