Man charged for poaching three-legged deer

The DNR said the man allegedly shot the deer with a rifle from inside his vehicle on a public roadway. The doe was found in a field by conservation officers, who donated the meat.

Posted: May 12, 2018 2:59 PM

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT)- Indiana Conservation Officers filed charges in Hamilton County after a three-legged deer was shot and killed back in January of 2017. 

Residents in Deming watched the doe for several years as it raised multiple sets of fawns. Hunters made a pact to leave the deer alone. 
The DNR said the man allegedly shot the deer with a rifle from inside his vehicle on a public roadway. The doe was found in a field by conservation officers, who donated the meat. 

Back in February of 2018, a phone tip lead officers to the suspect, who admitted to shooting the deer. The man is currently facing multiple Class C Misdemeanor charges, including additional wildlife offenses. 

Anyone who wants to report poaching activity can do so by calling 1(800)TIP-IDNR. 

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