Up to $1,000 reward available
Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the poaching of a pregnant mule deer in Game Management Unit 19A, east of Chino Valley.
Game and Fish officers are continuing to investigate the crime, and the department’s Operation Game Thief program is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.
On June 29, Game and Fish received a call regarding a dead doe. On June 30, officers found where the carcass had been dumped after the desirable meat had been removed. At the gut pile, officers discovered two, full-term fawns that were due within days.
“The residents of Arizona lost three deer with this one criminal act,” said Zen Mocarski, information and education program manager for the department’s regional office in Kingman. “The fawns were simply discarded as the poacher, or poachers, were field-dressing the doe.”
The doe was killed east of Chino Valley behind a subdivision the night of June 28. The gut pile was found near Muldoon Tank, located off Forest …read more