Firearms seized from Sheridan County man convicted of game violation
The case against Gregg Lambdin, who was convicted of 11 counts of wanton destruction of a big game animal in October.
February 06, 2020
The case against Gregg Lambdin, who was convicted of 11 counts of wanton destruction of a big game animal in October, concluded in 4th Judicial Court Jan. 30 when Lambdin’s firearms were forfeited to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Lambdin, of Sheridan County, has approximately five-and-a-half months left on a nine-month sentence. Upon his release, he will be required to complete one year of supervised probation.
Game warden Dustin Shorma appeared in court on behalf of the WGFD with a petition filed Dec. 2, to confiscate the firearms per a Wyoming statute. Lambdin said in court he couldn’t imagine a better place for the firearms he used to commit wildlife violations to go than to the Game and Fish Department — he said he is glad they’ll be in good hands.
One Winchester Model 70 Pre ‘64 .270-caliber bolt action rifle with scope, one Marlin 81T .22 bolt action rifle with scope, one Browning BPS 12-gauge shotgun and one Smith and Wesson .38-caliber revolver are now the property of Wyoming Game and Fish, along with several hundred rounds of ammunition.
All weapons except the revolver were confirmed as having been used in the commission of wildlife crimes for which Lambdin was convicted, Shorma said. He determined what weapons were used by rounds retrieved from deer carcasses on Lambdin’s property.