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Poached mule deer found dumped and headless near Worland; public asked to help

(Wyoming Game & Fish Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game & Fish Department are seeking the public’s assistance providing any information they may have about a buck mule deer that was “illegally shot and left to waste near Worland.”

“Worland Game Warden Matt Lentsch began an investigation after receiving a report earlier this week about a headless deer found by anglers on the Bighorn River near the bridge over Fifteen Mile Creek southwest of Worland,” Game & Fish said on Friday, June 10. “Upon investigation, Lentsch found a deer carcass with the head removed that had been illegally shot, most likely over the Fourth of July weekend.”

“The carcass, which was likely dumped from the bridge, was field dressed and partially wrapped in plastic.”

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Anyone who may have information on the case or who noticed any suspicious vehicles or activity in the area is asked to contact one of the following:

  • Worland Game Warden Matt Lentsch at 307-347-3650
  • Cody Game and Fish office at 307-527-7125
  • Stop  Poaching Hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847)

“Callers may remain anonymous and any information leading to the arrest and conviction may result in a reward of up to $5,000,” Game & Fish add.