Deer found shot in the head with all four limbs bound in Pennsylvania, game commission looking more information
The Pennsylvania Game Commission confirmed Thursday in a Facebook post that the eight-point deer was found Wednesday morning in Harrisonville.
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Pennsylvania officials are trying to track down a poacher after a white-tailed deer was found shot dead in Fulton County.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission confirmed Thursday in a Facebook post that the eight-point deer was found Wednesday morning in Harrisonville, reports Fox News. The game commission confirmed to the media outlet that the deer had been shot through the skull with a “small caliber firearm" and that all four of limbs were bound together, mostly so it would be easy to drag the animal out of the woods.
“This is so sad and it makes me angry,” one Facebook user wrote under the game commission’s post. “What kind of person could do something like this?”
“Hopefully the person responsible for this disgusting killing will be caught and properly punished,” another said.
"What low life individuals, so very sad, how would they like it done to them!!!" a third user commented.
"I find this infuriating. Is there a process for the public to take a more proactive position in the investigation of these matters? As an example, I would be willing to offer up $$ that could be used as a reward leading to prosecution," another wrote.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has urged anyone with information to come forward and contact its Southcentral Region dispatch center at 814-643-1831, or its Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-888-PGC-8001 as they investigate the heartless crime.
According to the report, big game hunting seasons in Pennsylvania vary in different regions and wildlife management units within the keystone state.
For example, the statewide season for bowhunting is slated from October 5 through November 16. Meanwhile, the statewide seasons for muzzleloaders and special firearms open on October 19 and October 24 respectively.
Having said that, poaching of big game in Pennsylvania carries penalties ranging from fines, to suspension of hunting licenses, and, in some cases, even imprisonment up to 30 days. If caught, the poacher in question could face a fine of $1,000 and $1,500, and a possible 30-day prison sentence, per a representative for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.