GREYBULL, Wyo. (AP) — A Minnesota man has lost his hunting privileges for four years and fined nearly $19,000 for poaching two moose in the Bighorn National Forest in northern Wyoming.

Gordon Slabaugh, of Stanchfield, Minn., pleaded guilty recently to the wanton destruction of a cow and calf moose.

The incident took place in an area known for trophy-quality bull moose.

Greybull Game Warden Bill Robertson says the poaching took place around Oct. 19 and was reported on Oct. 23.

The Northern Wyoming Daily News reports the bull calf had been field dressed, moved a short distance and abandoned.

Robertson says the 67-year-old Slabaugh asked a local hunter for help in packing out the two moose. He says the hunter declined and reported the incident to authorities.

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Comments (4)
  1. Norge says:

    At 67, a couple years is prison should pretty much ensure this guy never takes to the field again. Unfortunatly almost all these cases result in fines and admonishments to not do it again. Need game laws that stipulate illegal kills, mandatory prison time.

  2. Moose says:

    I hope the hunter who reported the guy gets a reward. I don’t think losing his hunting privileges is very effective as he doesn’t obey the rules anyway.

  3. weee says:

    Field dress this guy!

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