Illinois man charged with killing two bull elk out of state in Wyoming and faces major charges.
It has almost been a year to the day that one man killed two bull elk in Dubois, Wyoming. The Dubois Game Warden, Brian Baker, as well as the Wyoming Department of Fish and Game, have been investigating the case alongside the Illinois Wildlife Department.
The poacher has already received two citations to appear in the Fremont County Court to enter his plea in mid-October. The violation that he faces is large. He has been charged with taking an antlered elk without a proper license, which is a major offense. He is also being charged for wasting big game by not taking the meat from the second elk, another major offense.
First-time offenders can only be charged with a misdemeanor, which carries a one-year prison sentence, up to $10,000 in fines, loss of hunting and fishing privileges for up to five years, and forfeiture of anything used during the crime.
A good portion of tips about such crimes begin with public discussion and spread to local police as well as fish and game. If you know of anyone that has been involved in poaching or unethical hunting practices, please contact your local fish and game department for immediate assistance.
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