Oh, good, it looks like Spokane and/or the upper Columbia Basin might have a spree deer killer or killers on the loose (recall the unsolved Adams County killing of five or six muleys on open range last March).
Here are details from game wardens on the latest case:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) officers are seeking information about a multiple poachings that occurred last week near the intersection of Farwell and Peck roads in north Spokane County. Officers received a report of spotlighting at about 1 a.m. on September 28.
Five white tailed deer were killed. It appeared that two of the deer, which were fawns, were intentionally run over. All five animals were left to waste.
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Eastern Regional WDFW Office at 509-892-1001 and ask for Officer Jason Snyder. Information can also be called in to the WDFW poaching hotline at 877-933-9847, or texted to TIP411.
Persons providing information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for these poachings may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500 from WDFW and Conservation Northwest. Informants may remain anonymous