DEC: Hudson Valley Hunter Ticketed For Illegally Killing Deer in Carmel
A hunter was ticketed after a dead deer was found in a Hudson Valley homeowner's yard.
Recently, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation received a call from a Carmel resident who found a dead deer in his yard. The deer had been pierced by an arrow, officials say.
An officer checked the wooded area behind the home and found another dead deer with an arrow wound, and drag marks leading to a house nearby, according to the DEC.
As the officer made his way to the nearby home, he allegedly found a large pile of corn nearby.
When the homeowner returned, he quickly admitted he shot the large doe over the bait, but could not drag it to his house alone, the DEC reports. He denied shooting the original deer in the neighbor's yard.
The hunter was issued two summonses, one for taking a deer over bait and one for illegally taking deer, both returnable to Town of Carmel Court. Both deer were donated to a local sanctuary.
Officers are still investigating the first deer case.