Elk NetworkWyoming Seeks Info about Elk Poaching Case

General , Poaching | October 13, 2023

Below is a news release from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, as reported by Oil City News. For 2023, Fiocchi partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching nationwide.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information related to a bull elk that was killed on private land in the Rochelle Hills area southeast of Wright.

On Oct. 4, 2023, South Gillette Game Warden Andrew Enscore responded to a report of an elk carcass on private land off the Mackey Road.

After investigating the scene, Enscore estimates the elk was killed on or near Sept. 30. Parts of the carcass had been left, but the antlers were removed.

“The incident occurred in a remote area, but hopefully someone living or traveling nearby saw or heard something in that timeframe that might be related to this case,” said Enscore. “Cases like this are often solved with a tip from the public.”

Any information about this incident can be reported to the STOP POACHING hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847). The hotline operates 24 hours a day. Tips can also be reported online by visiting the Game and Fish website or by texting keyword WGFD and the message to 847-411.

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.

(Photo source: Wyoming Game and Fish Department)