FARMINGTON – Officers are seeking information and assistance in solving the unlawful killing of a deer that was dumped in the Carson National Forest near Farmington New Mexico.

On December 13, 2014, Game and Fish Sergeant Colin Duff, discovered a mule deer buck that had been killed and dumped off of Forest Road 310, south of Buzzard Park Campground in the Carson National Forest. An investigation revealed that the deer had been killed with a small caliber bullet, the antlers removed and the rest of the deer left to rot.

“There are a lot of deer with large antlers running around this area right now gathering does for the breeding season,” said Duff. “These big deer attract individuals that shoot them specifically for their antlers and leave the rest of the deer to rot.”

Anyone with information about this incident or any other violations of New Mexico’s wildlife laws to call toll-free, (800) 432-GAME (4263), or to visit Operation Game Thief online. Callers can remain anonymous and earn rewards if information leads to charges being filed.