Department of Fish and Wildlife wardens are asking the public for any information that can be provided concerning the shooting of a deer in Yosemite Lakes Park at about 8:30 p.m. last Monday night.
According to Fish and Wildlife Warden Garrett Lenz, a passerby noticed a deer carcass along the 44000 block of Copper Creek Court in YLP. Wardens were called to the scene to investigate the deer carcass after it was believed the deer had been shot with a firearm.
CDFW Wardens arrived on scene and confirmed that a spike-buck deer had suffered a single gunshot wound in its hind-quarter.
Wardens are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the unlawful taking of the spike-buck in a residential area.
If anyone has any information related to this case, they are encouraged to contact the 24-hour CalTIP hotline (888-334-2258). Persons may also send an anonymous text tip to 847411 (tip411). In the message, just text CALTIP followed by a space and then the information.
All subjects who wish to contact CalTIP can remain anonymous. Callers with information that leads to a conviction may receive up to a $1,000 reward.
A conviction could result in a fine of upwards of $2,000, loss of hunting privileges for up to a year, and an undetermined amount of community service hours.
Department of Fish and Wildlife