CODY, Wyo. — A Wyoming jury has found a man guilty of wasting edible portions of a bighorn sheep he successfully hunted two years ago.
After the verdict last Friday in Park County, Circuit Judge Bruce Waters fined Tyler Sluyter, of Daniel, $1,040 and took away his hunting privileges for two years.
The Cody Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/2wW8eRr ) that the judge also imposed six months of unsupervised probation and a 90-day suspended jail sentence for the misdemeanor.
Sluyter obtained a tag and harvested the bighorn in September 2015 in the Washakie Wilderness in northwest Wyoming. He removed the head and shoulder hide for a trophy mount but testified that the much of the animal’s carcass was too bloodshot to salvage.
Another hunter found the carcass and reported it to Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Information from: The Cody Enterprise, http://www.codyenterprise.com