Department of Natural Resources
June 18, 2020
Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are seeking tips on a white-tailed fawn that was shot illegally Wednesday near Rose City.
Conservation officers were contacted directly by a concerned citizen.
A homeowner and her young children were shocked when they returned home Wednesday afternoon and found the deceased fawn.
Conservation Officer Kyle Bader performed a necropsy on the young, male deer and confirmed that it was killed by a through-and-through gunshot wound.
Neighbors reported hearing two nearby gunshots, sometime between 10 a.m. and noon. The property where the deer was found is located about 6 miles west of Rose City and sits at a dead-end road with minimal traffic.
Anyone with information on this poaching incident can call or text the Report All Poaching hotline at 800-292-7800, available 24/7. Information can be left anonymously. Monetary rewards are available for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of violators. During 2019, more than $9,700 was awarded for information that led to the arrest and conviction of poachers.
Michigan conservation officers are fully commissioned state peace officers who ensure recreational safety and protect natural resources and residents by providing general law enforcement duties and lifesaving operations in the communities they serve. Learn more at Michigan.gov/ConservationOfficers.
/Note to editors: Accompanying photos are available below for download. Caption information follows.
Fawn: Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are seeking information on a male fawn shot illegally Wednesday, west of Rose City in Ogemaw County. Anyone with information regarding this poaching incident can call or text the Report All Poaching hotline at 800-292-7800, available anytime./