Indiana Conservation Officers have filed charges in Hamilton County against a man who shot a three-legged deer in January 2017. Local residents of Deming had frequently spotted the doe for several years, as it raised several sets of fawns. Local deer hunters had formed a pact to leave the deer alone.
Allegedly, the doe was shot illegally with a rifle from the suspect’s vehicle on a public roadway and was left in the field. The deer was recovered by Indiana Conservation Officers, who donated the venison. In February 2018, a phone tip led to a suspect, who later admitted to taking the deer.
The suspect is currently facing multiple Class C Misdemeanor charges, including additional wildlife offenses.
Indiana Conservation Officers thank the person who called our tip line to report the information that led to a successful resolution of this case. Anyone wishing to report poaching activity can do so at any time by calling 1(800)TIP-IDNR. All information, including that of the caller, will be kept confidential and reward money can be issued for information that leads to the conviction of violators