Anonymous Letter Leads to Multiple Wildlife Convictions

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Troy T. Hall with one of two feral pigs he illegally imported from Texas to Laramie County, Wyo. in the spring of 2006. (Photo obtained during  investigation/courtesy of WGFD)
Troy T. Hall with one of two feral pigs he illegally imported from Texas to Laramie County, Wyo. in the spring of 2006. (Photo obtained during investigation/courtesy of WGFD)

An anonymous letter received by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in January 2012 alerted game wardens that a Cheyenne man imported feral pigs from Texas to Wyoming - and he also killed a mule deer buck out of season. These tips directly led to the recent convictions of 43 year-old Troy T. Hall for those, and several other wildlife violations, according to the department.

The investigation revealed that in 2004, Hall intentionally poached a buck mule deer out of season with no license, while he was trespassing. The department's investigators say he falsified an Interstate Game Tag to cover the crime, illegally imported live feral pigs in 2006, guided several hunters without a license in 2010 and as a taxidermist failed to attach an Interstate Game Tag to a bighorn sheep mount.

For these violations, Hall accrued just over $16,000 in fines and restitution. He was placed on 18 months supervised probation, as well as 30 months of concurrent unsupervised probation. For his wildlife violations, Hall lost his hunting privileges for six years and forfeited the mount of his illegally taken deer and other penalties.

For the in-depth media release on this case, click on the attachment below.

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