Thursday, January 24, 2008

Suburban poachers sport arrows

No joke, someone is using a bow and arrows to shoot deer in Rockrimmon in northwest Colorado Springs. In the past two weeks, the Colorado Division of Wildlife has found evidence that at least three deer were shot with arrows in the vicinity of Allegheny and Oak Hills.
"In each case, the deer where shot with archery equipment," said District Wildlife Manager Steve Cooley.
I've often thought it would be cool to hunt and eat an urban deer, but it sounds like someone is making pot shots that just injure the animals. Not as cool.
Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity, or has information about this case, is asked to contact the DOW at (719) 227-5282. Or, they can call Operation Game Thief toll-free at 1-877-265-6648.

3 comments:

Zen said...

Ditto for the elk poaching in Florissant Fossil Beds last weekend.

Teleken said...

I've always considered the urban deer large brown rats, but this is not cool.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is someone tired of DOW putting its head in the sand when it comes to the size of the herds that have grown around the area.