Source: NJ Department of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement
Rob Winkel, Chief
Central office received a complaint of a large antlered
deer possibly taken with a firearm during the permit archery season. A
resident of Millstone Township reported hearing a gun shot on a Thursday
The following Sunday the resident was in his back yard and
found his neighbor trying to drag a large buck out of the yard. The neighbor
said he shot the deer with a bow several days earlier and had just found the
deer. The deer was too large for the neighbor to drag by himself. He went
home to get a saw, then returned and cut the rack off the deer. He left the
carcass in the yard.
Conservation officers used a metal detector to recover a
rifle bullet from the carcass. The suspect denied everything when confronted
at first but finally said he killed the deer with a bow and did not want to
give up the rack.
After that, the officers told him they found a bullet.
Then he admitted killing the deer with a .270 rifle. Summonses were issued.
Sayerville deer check station called Central office
reporting that a hunter was trying to check in a deer with a slit ear. An
officer spoke with the hunter, who admitted tagging an antlerless deer that
his friend had shot with a bow earlier in the day. The deer had already been
checked in Hunterdon county. The deer was determined to be a road kill.
Summonses were issued.
While at Assunpink on opening day of pheasant season, a
hunter observed another hunter shoot/kill a deer with a shotgun. The deer
was running toward the witness. The witness called central office and
officers came to scene. A description of the hunter was given and a spent
old style shell was at scene. They found a hunter matching description. The
hunter admitted shooting the deer. He said he shot the deer because it was
crippled and he did not want it to suffer. A motor vehicle look up showed
the hunters driver's license was suspended. There was a warrant out for
nonpayment of child support. The hunter went to jail.
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