Wyoming Wildlife Forensics Expert Reflects on 35-Year Career
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's wildlife forensics lab is retiring.
Dee Dee Hawk plans to spend more time with her family, working in a family business and hunting pheasant.
She helped to solve many mysteries involving wildlife over her 35-year career.
Hawk tells the Billings Gazette one of her favorite cases involved elk poaching.
The poachers called a warden after shooting a black bear that tried to eat the elk.
Investigators got a tip the elk was killed illegally.
They linked the men to the kill site using elk DNA taken from the dead bear's claws.
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