David Stack Reward Continues to Grow

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More anonymous donations of reward money have been pledged to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) for the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for the death of David B. Stack. This brings the total to $20,000. Included in that figure is a reward of up to $1,000 being offered by the Virginia State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), and earlier anonymous pledges. The State Chapter of NWTF will make the determination for their reward in consultation with VDGIF. The Department will coordinate the reward fund from the anonymous donations.

Game Wardens continue to investigate the incident in which Stack was killed while turkey hunting in Rockbridge County on Saturday, April 12. David B. Stack, age 44, of Nanjemoy, Maryland was hunting in the area between South Buffalo Road and Bluegrass Trail near an area known as Saville Hill when he was shot in the back. The incident is believed to have occurred on Saturday, April 12, the opening day of spring gobbler season. When he did not return from the hunt, he was reported missing and a search began. At nightfall the search was suspended but resumed on Sunday morning when he was found. His body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke.

The Department continues to aggressively seek the individual(s) responsible, and requests anyone with information to call the Wildlife Crime Line at 1-800-237-5712 or email [email protected].

It is uncommon in hunting-related shooting incidents for the shooter not to come forward or to offer assistance at the scene. This is the first hunting incident to occur since 1990 where the shooter remains unknown, and anyone with information that may lead to the identity of the shooter is urged to call the 1-800-237-5712. Your identity will remain confidential.