SHERIDAN — A 62-year-old man accused of poaching more than 100 deer over a two-year period pleaded not guilty to all charges in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday.
Gregg Lambdin faces 11 counts of wanton destruction of trophy or big game animals — nine felony and two misdemeanor counts — after a two-month investigation by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department discovered 114 big game carcasses on Lambdin’s property outside Sheridan.
If convicted, Lambdin could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison and fined up to $110,000.
Local Wyoming Game and Fish wardens responded to reports from Lambdin’s neighbors that accused Lambdin of beating deer and dragging deer carcasses across his property in November.
During the investigation, a hunter also reported several deer carcasses on land adjacent to Lambdin’s property from 2017.
During the course of the investigation into Lambdin, a Wyoming Game and Fish investigator recorded a video that allegedly shows Lambdin killing a deer on his property.
Lambdin’s trial date has not been set.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to more accurately reflect facts of the case.