RATON – Game and Fish officers are looking for information that would assist them in solving a case in which a mule deer buck was found shot with three arrows and left to die on Jan. 8, 2015 near Conchas Lake.
Conservation officers were called by a state park employee who had found the deer. The deer was euthanized due to its injuries. The arrows were removed and are being analyzed for finger prints. Witnesses report seeing a dark colored two-tone truck in the area before the deer was found.
“This is horrible,” said Clint Henson, northeast public information officer. “To shoot a deer out of season and leave it to die is against everything we are trying to teach our hunter education students. We can only hope that someone has information that will help us find whoever is responsible for this.”
The Department offers rewards for information that leads to the arrest or charges against wildlife law violators. Please call toll-free, (800) 432-4263 if you have any information regarding this crime or any other. Callers can remain anonymous and receive $500 for poached deer if charges are filed against a suspect.