Information sought on mule deer poached south of Afton

(Jackson, WY) – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking any information regarding a mule deer buck that was illegally shot along Highway 89 between the towns of Afton and Cokeville, between 11:00-11:40 am on Tuesday, August 17th.

Cokeville Game Warden Cody Schoonover received multiple reports of an injured buck mule deer, possibly hit by a motor vehicle, laying at the Packstring Creek trailhead approximately 23 miles south of Afton. Warden Schoonover arrived to the scene at 11:45 am and found the deer had been illegally killed and the head removed.   

Anyone with possible information regarding this poaching incident, or who was in the area and may have noted suspicious vehicles or activities, is encouraged to call Cokeville Game Warden Cody Schoonover at 307-279-3466, the STOP POACHING hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847) or the Green River Game and Fish office at 1-800-843-8096.


Any information leading to the arrest and conviction may result in a reward of up to $5,000.


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