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.