HAMILTON COUNTY - 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.
On Friday, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (INDNR) Law Enforcement Division released information on the case.
Indiana Conservation Officers thank the person who called their 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.