Gros Ventre Wolf Poached, Hunter caught even admitted in closed area


This is a Prime example of why Wyoming has no business managing their wildlife! They gave a hunter who admitted he was going to wait to check the wolf in because he shot it in a closed area. Hunter was issued a  “bondable” ticket, which in Wyoming means he can pay the ticket and not even be required to appear in Court. Hunter still has his weapons, truck….

Gros Ventre Wolf Poached

North Jackson Game Warden Jon Stephens received a tip from a concerned sportsman regarding suspicious activity in the upper Gros Ventre drainage northeast of Jackson. The reporting party noticed an individual who appeared to be pursuing a
wolf in a closed area. Stephens successfully located the suspects vehicle several hours later and learned the individual had been varmint hunting in the area for a couple days. The suspect had two red foxes in the back of the truck, but Stephens
also noticed additional blood markings around the truck bed. When asked if they had taken anything else, they reported they had shot at but missed a coyote in theexact area the report suggested. Stephens then asked to look through several boxes in the back of the truck and while doing so discovered a recently killed wolf stuffed in the bottom of oneWhen asked what was in the bottom of the box, the individual responded

“You got me, I shot a wolf in the closed area.” The individual stated they had
planned to wait a day then try checking it in, saying it was taken in a different

The wolf was seized and the individual received citations for taking a wolf in a closed area, failure to tag the animal and shooting from a public roadway.

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