Antelope Illegally Killed in NE Johnson County

Sheridan¾The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information that will lead to the apprehension of whoever 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, 2014 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 on the afternoon of March 13th Seeman recovered evidence from the animals that indicated they had been shot with a high powered rifle. At the time of the field examination Seeman indicated the antelope most likely had been dead for two to three days.

Game Warden Seeman says the poaching of these antelope is disturbing, “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.”

A cash reward is available for those who provide evidence that leads to the arrest and conviction of any person who violates Wyoming statute 23-3-107(a), wantonly taking or destroying a big or trophy game animal.      

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact 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. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Johnson CountyWyoming
People : Jim Seeman
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