Couple arrested in Wyoming moose poaching

2012-12-16T15:16:00Z 2012-12-16T18:47:03Z Couple arrested in Wyoming moose poachingThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 16, 2012 3:16 pm  • 

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Authorities say two people from Gillette accused of poaching four moose in Fremont County in October have been arrested.

29-year-old Sammy Edlund and his 28-year-old girlfriend, Danielle Najera, face multiple counts of taking an antlered moose without a license in an area with no season, wanton destruction of a big game animal and waste of the edible portion of a game animal.

Investigators say the couple were in a group on private land near Hudson when two cows and two bulls were shot and left to rot.

Two of Najera's relatives — Phillip "Rocky" Hurtado and P.J. Warren — also face charges in connection with the poaching.

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