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TPW offering reward of up to $1K for info on deer carcasses left near Garrison

Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A grisly discovery of gutted wild animals was reported less than a month ago near Garrison. 

It continues to perplex game wardens and haunts a Nacogdoches County property owner. 

The dead animals were placed on a mailbox and at the entrance to one particular home.

Game wardens said the gruesome discovery is unnerving to the homeowner. Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Sean Reneau said it's not a normal poaching case and one he describes as odd.  

"There were two white tailed deer that were killed,” Reneau said. “One of them was actually gutted. The doe was gutted and hung on a post. The guts were strewn across the mailbox and the buck deer was just left right next to the doe. And there was a protected roadrunner that was shot and left beside it, a rabbit that was put in the mailbox, and a raccoon that was killed and laid beside the deer. Not your normal poacher. It was someone who maliciously did this to prove a point."

According to the TPW, the two deer were shot illegally on CR 280.

Game wardens worked leads for weeks. It's believed there was more than one person involved. The crimes happened the night of November 21 or the early morning of November 22. So far, no motive has been determined.

Now the state has turned to Operation Game Thief which offers a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of a person or persons responsible for the act.

Now the state has turned to Operation Game Thief which offers a reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of a person or persons responsible for the act.

The offenses include poaching, wasted deer meat, and killing a protected species. Other possible violations could be shooting from the roadway and/or shooting at night. 

Anyone with any information on the case should call Operation Game Thief at  1 (800) 793-GAME. You can also visit the Operation Game Thief website here.

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