Carlsbad – The Department of Game and Fish is looking for information that would assist in solving a case in which two doe mule deer where shot and the carcasses left in the field to rot.

A concerned citizen contacted a Department officer and reported finding two doe mule deer that had been shot in a field north of Carlsbad approximately one mile east of the McNew subdivision. One doe was intact with the other having been partially skinned with a small portion of meat removed from a hindquarter. Based upon the condition of the carcasses it was determined that they had been killed sometime around April 21. Evidence was collected at the scene and sent to the crime lab for further analysis.

The Department offers cash rewards for information that lead to charges being filed. Anyone with information about this incident can contact Corporal Waldrip directly at 575-703-1101 or file a report 24/7 online or call Operation Game Thief (800) 432-4263. You will remain anonymous and could receive $500.