Colorado DOW Searching for Clues in Deer Killing

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The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking for information about a deer killed at the Rampart Shooting Range just west of Colorado Springs.

The dead deer was discovered Thursday, August 23 by Forest Service employees and volunteers from Fort Carson who were doing a clean-up project at the range.

It appears the deer had been dead for at least a couple of days. A bullet wound was visible on the deer behind the rib cage, but had gone entirely through the animal.

Any information would be helpful. If someone witnessed the crime, or has heard anything about it, they are asked to call Wildlife Officer Trina Romero at (719) 227-5284 or 1-877-265-6648.

Callers can remain anonymous. If the tip provided leads to a citation, any individual who provides information is eligible for a reward.

Illegal killing of wildlife is a serious problem nation-wide. No one knows the exact figures, but some studies indicate poachers may kill almost as many animals and fish as legitimate hunters and anglers take during legal seasons. If poachers kill even half that number each year, the problem is serious. Poachers do not confine their killing only to game animals. Threatened, endangered and nongame wildlife are illegally killed as well.

If you have any information about this, or any other illegal killing of wildlife, report it to the Division of Wildlife.
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