NDOW seeks info on deer poaching | NevadaAppeal.com

NDOW seeks info on deer poaching

Don Quilici

Nevada game wardens are seeking any tips or information on a poached deer discovered in the Reno area last week in the hills east of Mogul near the Somersett development.

Game wardens responded to a citizen’s complaint and found a mule deer that had been shot with a shotgun and dumped off a two-track road sometime during the weekend of July 23rd, according to Randy Lusetti, a game warden investigating the case.

The deer’s antlers had been sawed off, and very little meat had been taken, leaving almost the entire animal to rot.

“This is the exact type of case game wardens need the public’s help the most, because there is very little physical evidence at this crime scene,” said Cameron Waithman, game warden captain at the Nevada Department of Wildlife. “We really want to catch the criminals that stole Nevada’s resources by poaching and wasting this animal.”

Anyone with information on the poaching can contact Operation Game Thief (OGT) at (800) 992-3030.

OGT is offering a $500 reward for information leading to apprehension of the suspects who perpetrated this crime, and callers can remain anonymous.