FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Arizona Game and Fish Department is investigating the poaching of a mule deer in Game Management Unit 5BS near Happy Jack, southeast of Flagstaff.
Game and Fish officers received information that the mature four-point mule deer was shot Jan. 3 near the Clear Creek Pines subdivision. The deer was shot from the road within a quarter-mile of several occupied residences.
The deer was left to waste.
"We hope the public will again come forward,” said Game and Fish Wildlife Manager Garrett Fabian. “Poaching is a crime against all Arizonans, and our sportsmen and women have shown a long, committed history of stepping forward with information to help to bring poachers to justice.
Anyone with information about the case can call the Department’s Operation Game Thief Hotline toll-free at (800) 352-0700 or use the online form at www.azgfd.gov/thief. Callers should provide case number 17-000023.
Callers may remain confidential upon request. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered in this case for information leading to the arrest of the violator(s). To learn more about Operation Game Thief, visit www.azgfd.gov/thief.