Officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife are asking for help identifying the poacher responsible for the death of a deer found mortally wounded in Palmer Lake on Friday.
The deer had an arrow entering its left side and protruding from the right. Wildlife officers determined the deer would not survive and euthanized it on the spot.
The animal was found along Greeley Boulevard which lies along Monument Creek. The arrow used has a black shaft with red and white fletching.
Parks & Wildlife did not provide any information on the alleged poacher, rather they are asking any potential witnesses to come forward.
“This is poaching and it’s illegal and we want to catch the person who did this,” said Corey Adler, a CPW district wildlife manager for the Palmer Lake region. “This deer was treated unethically and that is something we take very seriously.”
Illegally injuring or killing wildlife could result in misdemeanor charges including harassment of wildlife, hunting big game without a license, illegal taking of wildlife and reckless endangerment among other charges, according to the CPW release.
Anyone who can help is asked to call the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southeast Regional Office at 719-227-5200.