Minnesota DNR Suspects Three People Of Taking Deer Illegally
The Minnesota DNR says charges are possible against three people suspected of illegally taking deer.
A DNR Conservation Officer and an 1854 Tribal Band game warden received a tip about the two men and one woman after they registered a deer at a Virginia convenience store on Oct. 12. The tipster said there was too much blood in the back of the truck to have come from one deer, and said one of the individuals was overheard bragging about using a crossbow to shoot the deer from the truck.
Investigators believe the group illegally took three deer. The DNR said its investigation also found illegal party hunting, lending/borrowing licenses, and failure to register big game animals.
The Associated Press reports that formal changes are expected to be filed against the three suspects shortly. The woman is a tribal member and also faces potential charges through the band’s legal system.
The DNR encouraged anyone witnessing wildlife or fishing law violations to contact the nearest conservation officer or law enforcement agency, or call the toll-free Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) hotline at 800-652-9093.