Wyo. poachers shoot mule deer; leave body to rot

September 25, 2013 at 08:22 AM

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information about poachers who killed a buck mule deer and left the body to rot east of Laramie over the weekend.

The deer was discovered in the Pole Mountain area on Saturday. Game wardens say someone removed the head from the animal and left the rest of it about 50 feet off the roadway, near the intersection of Happy Jack Road and Vedauwoo Road.

The area hasn't opened to rifle hunting yet this season.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Stop Poaching Tip Line at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847).

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