BRIEF: Natrona County Investigators Search For Who Shot, ‘Severely’ Hurt Bison

The Natrona Count Sheriff’s Office reports Monday that it’s asking for the public’s help to find whoever shot and “severely injured” a domestic bull bison on private land last week.

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Dale Killingbeck

March 11, 20241 min read

The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding who was responsible for shooting a domesticated bull bison last week.
The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding who was responsible for shooting a domesticated bull bison last week. (Photo Courtesy Natronal County Sheriff’s Office)

The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of a domesticated bull bison on private property in the western part of the county, and is asking for help.

Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kierra Grogan said in a Monday news release that someone shot the bison at a Bates Creek Lane property near the intersection of Highways 220 and 487 sometime between the afternoon of March 6 and morning of March 7.

Grogan said the owner has a “group of bison” on his property.

Grogan said investigators know the type and caliber of weapon involved, but is not making that public.

“We are not releasing that information right now to ensure that the integrity of the investigation stays intact because we are hoping to get a suspect and utilize that information,” she said.

Grogan said the bison was severely injured and is receiving veterinary care.

The NCSO is asking anyone with information about the incident to report it to its Investigations Unit at 307-235-9282 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming at 307-577-8477.

Tips submitted through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.

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