Warden service seeks information after pregnant deer is shot

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A pregnant doe was illegally shot and killed Wednesday. Game wardens are seeking information pertaining to the shooting. (Photo by the )
A pregnant doe was illegally shot and killed Wednesday. Game wardens are seeking information pertaining to the shooting. (Photo by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife)

CHESTERVILLE – Game wardens are seeking information pertaining to the illegal killing of a pregnant doe near the intersection of Bragdon and East Road Wednesday afternoon.

According to information released by the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, wardens responded to the intersection at approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving a complaint about an injured deer. Upon arriving, wardens located the deer in a field that had been posted with ‘No Trespassing’ signs.

The female deer had suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the spine. The doe was pregnant with twin fawns.

Maine Operation Game Thief, a private, non-profit organization that provides rewards for information relating to poaching and other Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife cases, has offered a reward for information relating to the case. According to the Maine Warden Service’s Facebook page, $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the issuing of summons and a conviction for whoever killed the deer.

Anyone with information (callers can remain anonymous) may call either OGT at 1-800-ALERTUS (1-800-253-7887) or Public Safety Dispatch in Augusta at 207-624-7076.

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