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DNR finds more than 30 deer poached in Price Co. Submitted: 11/08/2018
DNR finds more than 30 deer poached in Price Co.
Story By Dakota Sherek

Photos By Anna Maria Hansen/Price County Review

PRICE CO. - A DNR investigation found more than 30 deer in Price County had been killed by poachers. Conservation Warden Joe Paul says most of the poaching happened in October. 

A group of about 16 people were linked to the killings. Paul says many of the poachers hunted the deer at night using rifles and shining some kind of spotlight. Some of the deer were found with their heads removed while others were left entirely.

The investigation is still active, but Paul expects charges will be filed. Under Wisconsin law poachers can be fined up to $2,000 or imprisoned for up to six months. The court can also revoke their hunting license for three years.

Paul said that none of them would have been caught if it wasn't for the public sharing their concerns.

He said there are several other poaching investigations ongoing in the area and he urges anyone who notices something to call or text the DNR tip line at 1-800-TIP-WDNR. Paul can also be reached directly at 715-416-0086 or by email at joseph.paul@wisconsin.gov.

Photo used with permission from Price County Review Article.




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