Early Season Hunting Violations

Local game wardens with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have been seeing a number of hunting violations early into the hunting season.

Sheridan Game Warden Bruce Scigliano says that some of the violations have been as simple as hunters not being up to speed on the current regulations.

Scigliano said other violations have had to do with waste of deer or antelope.

In some instances, Scigliano said hunters have been shooting from public roads. He said if a road has a right-of-way fence, the hunter must be across the fence to shoot; providing its is public land or they have permission to hunt if it's private land. He added that if there is no right-of-way fence, the hunter must be at least 30 feet off the driving surface when shooting.

Scigliano said that anyone with information regarding any type of wildlife violation can call the Stop Poaching Hotline at 1-877-WGFD-TIP (1-877-943-3847). Poaching information may also be texted; text keyword WGFD a message to TIP411 (847-411). Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000 if the information leads to a conviction.