MEDICINE BOW, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is investigating two cases of poaching in southeast Wyoming.
On Oct. 20, Medicine Bow Game Warden Dylan Bergman was notified of a buck mule deer that had been shot from the road on deeded land. The suspects were driving a light silver or white newer Ford F150 pickup, with a full-sized 4-door cab and a short bed.
The suspects shot the deer with a .270 Winchester rifle while standing on the road near the back of their truck. They fled when they saw the landowner approaching.
In a separate incident, a bull elk was shot and abandoned sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Sunday on Highway 34 near Wheatland. The elk was shot two times but no meat was taken.