March 1, 2011
Reward Offered in Deer Poaching in Nevada
The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of as much as $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of several deer southwest of Carson City, Nev.
According to the Nevada Division of Wildlife, on Jan. 12, a buck was found dead in Voltaire Canyon. Wardens found the tracks of at least seven additional injured deer, but were not able to locate those deer despite searching a four-square-mile range. It is believed that the deer were all shot in the same location.
“Poachers callously disregard the laws in place to protect wildlife,” said Holly Haley, Nevada state director for The HSUS. “The Humane Society of the United States commends the Nevada Division of Wildlife for their tireless work to find those responsible for this serious crime.”
The HSUS and HSWLT have an outstanding $2,500 reward for information on a deer poaching case that happened in the same region last year.
- Every year, thousands of poachers are arrested nationwide; however, it is estimated that only 1 to5 percent of poached animals are discovered by law enforcement.
- Poachers injure or kill wildlife anytime, anywhere and sometimes do so in particularly cruel ways. Wildlife officials report that poachers often commit other crimes as well.
- The HSUS and HSWLT work with state and federal wildlife agencies nationwide to offer rewards of $2,500 for information leading to arrest and conviction of suspected poachers.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Operation Game Thief at (800) 992-3030. Callers may remain anonymous.
Visit humanesociety.org/poaching for more information.
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