CARIZOZO, N.M. (AP) - Authorities are offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest or citation for the poaching of three female mule deer in the Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico.
The state Department of Game and Fish says the three carcasses were found June 27 off Forest Service Road 441 and that the meat was left to rot.
According to the department, the deer probably had fawns about a month earlier and would have been raising the fawns which now are presumed to be dead because they would have been too young to survive on their own.
The department says the killings were senseless and put additional struggling deep population.
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