G&F Seeks Information in Poaching Case

Two illegally killed antelope in northeast Johnson County. (Photo courtesy of the G&F)
Two illegally killed antelope in northeast Johnson County. (Photo courtesy of the G&F)

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information that will lead to the apprehension of whoever illegally killed two antelope in northeast Johnson County. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.


A media release issued by the Game and Fish, states that the antelope were discovered Thursday, March 13 off of Lower Powder River Road, 12 miles north of the Powder River Rest area. Both the adult doe and yearling buck antelope were shot and left to rot, as no meat was removed from either animal.

A field examination conducted by Buffalo Game Warden Jim Seeman indicated that the antelope had been shot with a high powered rifle, and that the animals had most likely been dead for two to three days. The game warden stated that the poaching of these antelope is disturbing, and the individual, or individuals responsible obviously have no respect for the wildlife resource or the landowners in northeast Johnson County.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, you can contact Buffalo Game Warden Jim Seeman at 307-684-5223, the Stop Poaching hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847) or the Sheridan Regional Office at 307-672-7418. A cash reward is available for those who provide evidence that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this crime.

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