By Tiani Jones
First Coast News
15 January 2004
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Police say someone is killing off deer
on a private Westside wildlife preserve. The Double D Ranch has lost two
bucks and a doe in the last two days.
Early Tuesday morning Sonny Griffin, the owner of the
ranch, heard gunshots somewhere on his property.
Griffin told First Coast News, "The next morning I came
down here and found where they had gutted the deer, and pulled him over the
The incident Griffin is talking about happened early
Tuesday morning. Early Wednesday morning he found another deer shot, and one
The ranch is a favorite for school field trips to see
"I just have them for kids to come look at, people from
out of town to look at. It's kind of something I just enjoy doing for a
hobby," said Griffin.
The ranch is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone with
information that will lead to an arrest and conviction.
If you have any information call First Coast Crime
Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You'll remain anonymous and you could receive a
reward up to $1000.
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