Regional Offices > Jackson Region > Jackson Region News > Trophy Mule Deer Recovered in Jackson

Trophy Mule Deer Recovered in Jackson

December 11, 2018
Sign Up up for our newsletter

Jackson - On December 6, the Jackson office of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department was notified of a large buck mule deer that had died at a private residence in Jackson. Game and Fish personnel responded and recovered the trophy-class buck to investigate it for any foul play, as they always do. A necropsy was performed by Jackson Game Warden Jon Stephens.

There was no evidence that it had been shot and based on the significant internal hemoraghing and a freshly broken antler tine, it was determined the massive buck likely died from a vehicle collision. A very unfortunate end for a very impressive animal and a reminder for motorists to slow down and keep a watchful eye for wildlife, especially this time of year when many big game animals head to the valley bottoms to escape the deep snow. 

- WGFD -


 
Email Newsletter

Email Newsletter Sign Up

Stay up to date on all Wyoming Game and Fish news either by email or text message. Click the link below to get started.

Sign Up Today

SHOP WYOMING GAME & FISH STORE   SHOP NOW!

Conserving Wildlife - Serving People