By Lee Tolliver
Virginia game department law enforcement officers are reporting an increase in the number of night time poaching incidents.
The following is a statement issued recently by the Conservation Police’s Scott Naff:
Conservation Police Officers with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries in cooperation with the National Park Service, need your help in identifying the individual or individuals who unlawfully killed and left to waste a 10-point trophy whitetail deer on the National Park Service Greensprings property in James City County.
On Wednesday, Nov 20th 2013, Conservation Police Officers with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries were called to investigate the unlawful killing and wanton waste of a trophy 10-point buck whitetail deer known as the “Greensprings Buck”.
The whitetail deer was shot and left to waste on the National Park Service Greensprings property located off of Centerville Road. Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact Conservation Police Officers with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
They can be contacted by calling the Wildlife Crimeline at 1-800-237-5712; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org ; or by calling the DGIF Regional Office at 804-829-6580. Conservation Police will keep the information confidential and you may remain anonymous.
Calls or emails to the Crimeline may be eligible for a cash reward if the information is useful in apprehending and convicting the individual or individuals responsible.