Most of us are awestruck when we are lucky enough to spot a moose in the wild, but this year in Wyoming, it seems too many people have just been blood thirsty. 12 moose have been illegally killed in the state this year. The latest incident in the Bridger Valley where 3 bull moose were shot from the road, and then left. Wyoming Game and Fish Wildlife Division Chief Jay Lawson says the incidents appear to be unrelated, but all are malicious and senseless. “We’ve had moose shot in the Big Horns, another at Meeteetse, we had a large bull shot and abandoned on Slate Creek South of Lander. Three moose were shot by a group of individuals who were prosecuted near Pinedale, 2 moose were shot in the Snowy Range, including a cow who had a dependant calf, and the 3 moose that were shot in the Bridger Valley.” Lawson said the incidents will have an impact on the state’s hunting opportunities. He said mistaking the moose for a different animal is no excuse, because in his words, “Hunters should know their targets.” Anyone who has information about a poaching incident can report it to the Game and Fish by calling 1 800 442 4331, or by clicking here to report online. You can remain anonymous, and awards are often offered if your tip leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.