By Jake Jones
Poaching deer, either in season or out of season is something that has been going on for a very long time. Most of the poaching Nationwide is not done for food, but for the thrill of killing; in other words, killing and not getting caught. The worst kind of poacher is the one that leaves the carcass of the animal to spoil.
And today, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR), reports that a minimum of 13 deer were shot, killed and left lying on the ground in the Fairmont area during the month prior to the start of the firearms deer seasons.
They are seeking your help in solving this case!
There are many pseudonyms that could be applied to the person who poaches, and even more that could be applied to those who poach a deer/bear/elk or other wildlife and then leaves it for scavengers.
The Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is requesting help from the public to solve this case. The deer were found in the Apple Valley / Boothsville area, according to Capt. William Persinger of the WVDNR District 1 Office in Farmington.
Six deer were shot and killed within 25 yards of a residence in Apple Valley. Another seven deer were shot and killed on two additional properties near the same area, near several residences that were within 100 yards of each other. More....