30 October 2003
Another turkey hunting season has arrived and there's still no resolution
to the death of David Stack, who was found shot in the back with a rifle
following an opening-day spring gobbler hunt April 12 in Rockbridge County.
Aggressive work by state game wardens, plus a reward that totals $36,000,
has failed to turn up the individual responsible for Stack's death. Wardens
hope they will get some assistance though a session of "America's Most
Wanted." The Fox network TV program has announced that it will air
a program on the incident 9 p.m. Nov. 1. The popular TV series has a
helping solve crimes that have baffled enforcement authorities. This
is believed to be the first hunter death that it has covered.
From Maryland, Stack, 44, was shot while hunting on a farm/retreat he
owned in Rockbridge County near Savile Hill. He was described as a lifelong
outdoorsman who owned and operated a construction company with his brother.
He left behind three children and a wife of 23 years.
Game wardens Lt. Steve Pike and Sgt. Steve Shires, both of the DGIF
Special Law Enforcement Assistance Patrol, were interviewed for the program.
They will be present in the studio during the airing of this episode of
America's Most Wanted in hopes that viewers will call in tips. Also
available for reporting information on this case and others is the DGIF
Wildlife Crime Line: 1-800-237-5712 or
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