GILLETTE - Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens are looking for information about the illegal killing of several big game animals on the Clarkelen Road south of Gillette.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information on recent poaching activity occurring in the Gillette area. On the evening of September 27 or the early morning hours of September 28, 2013 several big game animals were poached out of season on the Clarkelen Road south of Gillette, Wyoming. Warden Dustin Kirsch had the following to say, “These animals were taken out of season prior to the opening of big game rifle seasons on October 1st. This illegal activity was done with the utter disregard to human safety and took several trophy big game animals from the licensed hunters in Wyoming. These animals would have made great trophies when the 1st of October came around for licensed, law abiding hunters.”
“These illegal killings of trophy big game animals were plain and simple poaching. Actions like these are a result of individuals that consider themselves above laws and regulations; such self-centered actions hurt all of us in the long run,” Kirsch said. The department requests the public’s help with this investigation. Anyone with information about this incident should call Wyoming’s Stop Poaching hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP, report online at wgfd.wyo.gov, or call Game Warden Dustin Kirsch at 307-687-7157. Those with information can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.00. Help protect Wyoming’s wildlife: “Stop Poaching – Help Us Stand Watch.”