LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — 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.

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