Wyoming beef jerky business found to be selling poached game meat

Game and Fish continues to diligently pursue wildlife violators, thanks public for tips


February 10, 2022

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently completed a multi-year investigation of a Wyoming resident living on the Grazing Hills Ranch near Natrona for wildlife crimes. The investigation culminated with a plea agreement and $45,070 in fines and restitution.

A tip from the public through the Stop Poaching Hotline alerted Game and Fish to possible violations. The investigation revealed the suspect had been killing mule deer and pronghorn without licenses and during closed seasons.

He then substituted big game meat for beef to sustain his jerky business. The business sold products to unsu...

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