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Seven antelope poached in Campbell County; public asked to share information

(Wyoming Game & Fish Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game & Fish Department said on Thursday that they are seeking the public’s assistance in providing information on a recent poaching case in Campbell County.

“On July 22, 2020, South Gillette Game Warden Levi Wood and Moorcroft Game Warden Jacob Miller responded to a report of a group of dead antelope on a road between the North Antelope Rochelle Mine and the Black Thunder Mine,” the department said. “Upon arrival, the wardens found six adults and one fawn antelope shot and left near the road.”

Game & Fish say the wardens believe the antelope were killed sometime between the evening of July 19 and early July 20.

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“To solve poaching cases like these, we really rely on the help of the public and someone’s willingness to come forward with information,” Wood said in the release. “Even small, seemingly insignificant bits of information can help us piece together what happened and find out who is responsible.”

People with information are encouraged to contact Jacob Miller at 307-756-3357 or the STOP POACHING hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847).

“Tips can also be reported online by visiting the Game and Fish website at https://wgfd.wyo.gov/law-enforcement/stop-poaching or by texting keyword WGFD and the message to 847-411,” Game & Fish add. “Anyone reporting a tip can remain anonymous. Individuals submitting information leading to a conviction can be eligible for a monetary reward of up to $5,000 through the Wyoming Wildlife Protector’s Association.”