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Wardens seek help in illegal deer killing

MOUNT VERNON - Game wardens are seeking information from the public to help solve a Mount Vernon case.

On Oct. 21, game wardens responded to the Bean Road in Mount Vernon to investigate the report of a dead deer in a field. During the investigation, it was determined that the large male whitetail deer was likely killed illegally and left to waste.

Maine Operation Game Thief has offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to a conviction of those responsible.

Game wardens are asking anyone with information or knowledge of this incident to please call Maine Operation Game Thief at 1-800-ALERT-US (1-800-253-7887) or police dispatch in Augusta at (207) 624-7076. Callers can remain anonymous via the OGT call line.

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6 Responses »

  1. Two months to the day before they ask for help?

  2. I hope they catch whoever is responsible and this scumbag loses their firearms and hunting privileges for life !!!!! So many hunters out there would love to get a deer like that and this person wasted it !!!!!

  3. all this does is drive more people into posting their property. what a waste.

  4. I wish I new. That person should be shot and left in a field to die like that

  5. Not likely connected to this case but on the topic of trespassing and poaching- we found human tracks in the snow trespassing right past several sets of NO TRESPASS signs to various neighboring properties on Pease Pond. Why do people do this ? Why? It pisses land owners off to have people help themselves to property and game that property owners pay taxes on ...and have paid taxes on for a very long time. Personally, I think the standard rule of thumb should be...if it is not your property and you did not ask and receive permission: STAY OFF IT!

  6. oldmaineiac...they likely know who it was, but lack enough evidence to make the arrest. they are looking for someone who knows the truth to come forward to help make their case. $1,000 might make someone squeal.