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Wyoming Game and Fish euthanizes injured deer found by students; buck was illegally shot in Green River

(Wyoming Game and Fish Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — On Tuesday, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department said it is seeking information about the illegal shooting of a mule deer that occurred in the city of Green River last week.

Elementary school students found the injured buck mule deer on Thursday, Sept. 15 near Arkansas and Alabama Streets in Green River, Game and Fish said.

After responding to the report of the injured deer, Game and Fish personnel euthanized the deer. A necropsy was conducted after the deer was euthanized and it was determined the deer had previously been shot, Game and Fish said.

“Anyone with information on this or any other wildlife violation may call the Stop Poaching Hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847)),” the department said. “Tips may be reported online at wgfd.wyo.gov, directly to game warden Justin Dodd at 307-870-8816, or by calling the Green River Game and Fish Office at 1-307-875-3223. Poaching information may also be texted; text keyword WGFD a message to TIP411 (847-411).
 
“Any person providing information related to this or any other case may choose to remain anonymous.”


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