Adams County Poaching Help!!!
Reward offered in 2 deer poaching cases in Adams County
Posted: 10/05/2011 08:47:12 PM EDT
The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering rewards of up to $2,500 in two separate cases for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for illegally killing deer in Adams County.
Sometime around the week of Sept. 12, the head of a male deer was cut off and removed, and was later found along Zeigler Mill Road, near the intersection with Rose Lane, in Butler Township, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
The second case involves a male deer who was illegally shot and killed on Sept. 20 at about 10 p.m. along Silo Road, near the intersection with Railroad Lane, in Highland Township, officials said. The shot was reported to have been fired from a vehicle.
"The callousness of poachers is appalling, and we hope that anyone with information about these or other poaching crimes will come forward," Sarah Speed, Pennsylvania state director for The HSUS, said in a release.
Every year, thousands of poachers are arrested nationwide. However, it is estimated that only 1 to 5 percent of poached animals come to the attention of law enforcement.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 814-643-1831 or the Turn in a Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-888-742-8001 or online at pgc.state.pa.us. Callers may remain anonymous.