7 antelope poached in Campbell County

Game wardens found the six adult and one fawn antelope shot.
 Courtesy: Wyoming Game & Fish
Courtesy: Wyoming Game & Fish (KGWN)
Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 4:03 PM CDT
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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Game wardens want to find out who killed seven antelope in northeastern Wyoming.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens Levi Wood and Jacob Miller found the six adult and one fawn antelope shot July 22. The animals were near a road between the North Antelope Rochelle and Black Thunder coal mines in southern Campbell County.

They suspect the animals were killed a couple of days earlier, the Gillette News Record reported.

“To solve poaching cases like these, we really rely on the help of the public and someone’s willingness to come forward with information,” Wood said. “Even small, seemingly insignificant bits of information can help us piece together what happened and find out who is responsible.”

Anybody with information can call Miller at (307) 756-3357 or the state “Stop Poaching” hotline at (877) 943-3847, or text keyword “WGFD” to 847-411. Information leading to a conviction may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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