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Game and Fish seeks info on poached doe and fawn; reward possible upon conviction

Doe (left) and fawn (right) pronghorn antelope killed, field dressed and left to waste off Bushwacker Rd, north of Riverton. (Wyoming Game and FIsh Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said it is seeking information regarding a doe and fawn pronghorn dumped and left to waste north of Riverton, Wyoming.

Following up on a public report, the animals were found Saturday, October 2 on Bushwacker Road, near Missouri Valley Road.

North Riverton Game Warden Jon Desonier, who discovered the doe and fawn, said they were most likely killed in a different location between September 26 and October 1,  field dressed, and then dumped off Bushwacker Road.

“Because they were dumped along a road,” Warden Desonier said, “someone may have a piece of information that can lead to solving this case. You just never know how the smallest tip might help.”

Those with “any information you feel is relevant,” or who have seen suspicious activity in the area, are urged to report it by:

  •  Calling the Stop Poaching Hotline 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847),
  •  Texting keyword WGFD and your message to TIP411 (847-411)
  •  Reporting online
  •  Contacting North Riverton Game Warden Desonier at 307-856-4982

Reporters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $5,000 if the information leads to a conviction.