Colorado DOW Seeking Info on Poaching of 8 Deer

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The Colorado Division of Wildlife is asking for help solving a poaching crime. Sometime in the early morning hours on May 4, eight deer were shot and left in and around the town of La Veta.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity, or has information about the case, is asked to contact DOW Officer Lance Gatlin at 719-989-1027, or call Operation Game Thief at 1-877-265-6648.

"Anyone who comes forward with information is eligible for a $1,200 cash reward from the Division of Wildlife's Operation Game Thief fund," said Gatlin. In some cases, people who report wildlife crimes are also eligible to receive preference points or a future hunting license for the same species.

Callers can remain anonymous and are still eligible for rewards if the information provided leads to a citation.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife urges people to call Operation Game Thief whenever they have information about any illegal hunting or fishing activities. Callers may remain anonymous.