Local Conservation Officers searching for deer poacher
Indiana Conservation Officers are seeking any available information about the illegal taking of a whitetail deer at Saint Patrick’s County Park.
The deer was shot around 4:00 p.m. Sunday on a walking trail inside the park.
Witnesses say they heard the shot and saw the poacher with the deer.
The suspect was described as a white male, heavy set, approximately 50-years-old, and had a gray beard.
Officers say he was wearing a tan shirt.
Two boys with long hair, approximately 13 years old, were with the suspect.
One witness described the firearm as possibly being a .22 caliber rifle and the wound sustained by the deer is consistent with that of a small caliber rifle or handgun.
A reward is offered for any information leading to the arrest of a poacher.
Anyone with information on this or any other poaching is urged to call 1-800-TIP-IDNR.