DOW Looks for Information on Deer Left to Waste

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Game wardens are looking for information concerning a deer carcass that was left to waste in Mason Valley at the O-N Ranch just north of Yerington, along the Walker River. Whoever shot the animal only took the head and antlers, leaving the entire deer carcass and meat to waste.

“We hate to see wanton waste of Nevada’s natural resources,” said Steve Tomac, a Department of Wildlife game warden on the case. “These cases are frustrating and should anger ethical sportsmen and wildlife enthusiasts in Nevada.”

NDOW officers collected evidence from the scene, and have pieced together many of the details, but they still need the public’s help to solve the case. They are asking anyone with information to contact NDOW or Operation Game Thief. Operation Game Thief can be called 24 hours a day at 1-800-992-3030, or callers can contact Tomac direct at (775) 463-2918. Callers can remain anonymous and possibly receive a reward for calling. Most of the best wildlife cases in the state are made because of citizen and public involvement. For more information on Operation Game Thief and the Department of Wildlife, visit or