Information sought in deer poaching case

KINGMAN - The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information that could help lead to the arrest of the individual(s) responsible for the recent poaching of a mule deer near Kingman.

The incident occurred on or around May 27 southwest of Bull Mountain, just west of Stockton Hill Road. The carcass was left to waste.

The mule deer was a mature doe and Game and Fish biologists consider this to be a major loss to the residents of Arizona.

"We need help from the public in catching this poacher," said Michael Rice, wildlife manager in Region III. "If anyone saw or heard anything related to this criminal act, we need to know. A person might have bragged about the crime during a conversation.

"Any information, no matter how trivial, might help us in the investigation."

To report information on this or any Game and Fish violation, call the department's Operation Game Thief hotline at (800) 352-0700.

Caller identities will remain confidential upon request, and callers may be eligible to receive a reward of at least $250 upon the arrest of the violator.

Information may also be given directly to the Kingman Game and Fish office or by calling the office at (928) 692-7700.