State Parks and Wildlife officials are seeking information about a mule deer buck that was shot just west of Montrose near Oak Grove Elementary School on Thursday morning.
A farm worker saw the wounded deer running north across West Oak Grove Road near the intersection of 61.00 Road about 7:30 a.m., the CPW said in a news release. The deer died in a hayfield shortly afterward. The deer was likely shot near the road, which is quite busy in the morning.
“This was a senseless act to kill this deer, just a thrill kill. If the farm hand hadn’t seen the animal at the time, it would have just rotted in the field,” Garrett Watson, district wildlife manager, stated in the news release.