SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is investigating the poaching of two bull elk and a white-tailed deer in northwest Sheridan County.

One bull elk and a white-tailed doe were discovered the weekend of Oct. 27 and the second bull elk was discovered Nov. 3. All three animals were killed on private land near the Wyoming and Montana state line. In each case, the animal was shot and left with no meat taken.

Dayton Game Warden Dustin Shorma says it appears to be a case of thrill killing in which someone went around at night to kill whatever wildlife they saw.

He says several hundred pounds of meat was left to rot.

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