News briefs for Oct. 19

Rotary Club chili dinner

The Craig Rotary Club will sponsor a chili supper fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Friday night at the Moffat County High School Concession area before the Moffat County vs. Rifle football game. All proceeds will benefit the Craig Rotary Club high school scholarship fund. Chili will be sold until kickoff at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $4 a bowl and includes chili, corn chips, cheese, crackers and a drink. Chili was donated from Wendy’s, and all beverages will be donated by Pepsi. For more information, call Walt Vanatta at 826-2365.

Three elk poached in drive-by shooting

GREEN RIVER — The Wyoming Game & Fish Dept. is seeking information on a triple elk poaching in Elk Area 100 near Steamboat Mountain.

The elk were poached within the past week in an apparent drive-by shooting, said Green River Game Warden Duane Kerr.

“The victims of this drive-by were three elk: an adult bull, an adult cow and a bull calf,” Kerr said. “The bull had at least three bullet wounds, the calf two and the cow at least one. No tire tracks, rifle brass, or other evidence was found in the area, indicating these elk may have been shot right from a vehicle. There was no sign of any footprints approaching the elk, and nothing was taken from the carcasses.”

A California man legally hunting elk in the area discovered the dead elk Sunday. The man reported the find to Kerr, who investigated the site. The elk were on a hillside about 150 yards from a two-track road. The elk appeared to have been dead several days and may have been shot between Oct. 9, the end of deer season, and Oct. 15, the beginning of elk season. The adult elk were extremely bloated and rotten. The calf had been almost entirely consumed by scavengers.

Anyone who has any information about this and other wildlife violations is encouraged to call the Poaching Hotline at (800) 442-4331 or Officer Kerr at (307) 975-3223 or (800) 843-8096.

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