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Game and Fish seeks information in antelope poaching

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information to help find the person or persons who illegally killed two antelope in northeast Johnson County.

The antelope were discovered just off the Lower Powder River Road 12 miles north of the Powder River Rest Area on March 13 and reported to Buffalo Game Warden Jim Seeman.

The adult doe and yearling buck antelope were shot and left to rot; no meat was removed from either animal.

During a field examination of the poached antelope, Seeman recovered evidence from the animals that indicated they had been shot with a high powered rifle. At that time, Seeman said the antelope had likely been dead for two to three days.

“The individual or individuals responsible for the senseless death of these antelope obviously have no respect for the wildlife resource or the landowners in northeast Johnson County. Hopefully, someone will come forward with information that will lead to a conviction,” Seeman said.

A cash reward is available for those who provide evidence that leads to the arrest and conviction of any person who violates Wyoming statutes on poaching.

Anyone with information is asked to call Seeman at (307) 684-5223, the STOP POACHING hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847) or the Sheridan Regional Office at 672-7418. Callers remain anonymous.

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