Press Release – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the shooting of a mule deer buck with archery equipment in Campbell County.
The mule deer was shot using archery equipment sometime Friday night October 27 or early Saturday morning October 28. South Gillette Game Warden Dustin Kirsch investigated a report of a mule deer buck with an arrow stuck in its abdomen that was in the northwest corner of Nicholson Little Farms subdivision southeast of Gillette. The deer had to be euthanized due to the injury caused by the arrow.
Game Warden Kirsch says this incident is disturbing, “The deer season in Hunt Area 21 closed on October 15, nearly two weeks ago.” Kirsch continued, “The person that shot this deer obviously has no respect for the wildlife resource of Campbell County. Hopefully, someone will come forward with information that will lead to the apprehension and conviction of the responsible party.”
If anyone has information regarding this poaching incident, please contact South Gillette Game Warden Dustin Kirsch at 307-687-7157, the STOP POACHING hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847) or, the Sheridan Regional Office at 307-672-7418. People with information can also text keyword WGFD and message to 847-411 (Android-based cell phone users may download a free app to submit text message reports. iPhone users must text reports to 847-411).