PHOENIX – The poaching of a white-tailed doe in early October east of Superior in Game Management Unit 24B, is under investigation by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
According to the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD), The doe was discovered on Oct. 6, by a hunter who was out on Forest Road 342 preparing for an upcoming hunt. The doe was lying in Trail Tank, just north of the Silver King SRP power station.
“There are a couple of violations associated with this crime,” said AZGFD Manager Laura Orscheln. “First, there is no open season on does, and second, the poacher hastily removed some of the edible portions of meat and left the rest to waste. This is a crime, not the action of an ethical hunter. We hope someone may have observed suspicious behavior or have had a game camera in the area that could provide evidence to help with this case.”
Anyone with information about the case can call the department’s Operation Game Thief Hotline at (800) 352-0700 or use the online form at www.azgfd.ogt/. Callers should reference case number 19-003395.
Callers may remain anonymous upon request. A reward of up to $1,500 is being offered in this case for information leading to the arrest of the violator(s). To learn more about Operation Game Thief, visit www.azgfd.com/ogt/.