Deer Poachers Identified In Osage County

Osage County Conservation Agent Katie Stoner recently completed a nine-month long investigation regarding the illegal take and waste of six deer. During the investigation, violations were uncovered through interview and physical evidence that the deer were taken with a firearm out of season, from the roadway, and with the use of artificial light. Charges on four individuals were submitted to the juvenile office for take deer with aid of artificial light, take deer in closed season, wanton waste, and take deer from a public roadway.
Cases like these are often made using tips from community members. To report wildlife violations, call your local conservation agent or Operation Game Thief at (800) 392-1111 to remain anonymous.