The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for information about a cow moose that was poached on state land north of Buford.

Laramie Game Warden Kelly Todd says the cow moose was shot sometime around the weekend of Nov. 9-10.

The cow was shot through the back legs and eventually died in South Crow Creek. A bull moose calf was spotted hanging around the cow's body.

It is illegal to shoot a cow moose with a calf at its side that hunting area.

Todd says a hunter may have mistaken the moose for an elk. He says hunters need to be aware of what they're shooting at.

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The game department is asking anyone with information about the crime to come forward.