March 18, 2019
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Operation Game Thief raises reward in cases of poached deer

Maine Warden Service | BDN
Maine Warden Service | BDN
The Maine Warden Service is investigating the report of a dead deer found in Chesterville last week. The deer was pregnant with twin fawns.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Warden Service and Operation Game Thief continue to seek the public’s help in numerous deer poaching cases, according to Cpl. John MacDonald.

MacDonald said Tuesday three additional deer have been discovered in Livermore Falls, Livermore and Leeds since a pregnant doe was found dead in Chesterville on April 23.

In each case, the deer, all of which are does, were killed at night and the bodies discarded in open fields.

Due to the recent activity, Operation Game Thief is increasing its reward to $2,500 to anybody who can provide information that leads to a conviction of those responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-253-7887 or Maine State Police in Augusta (624-7076) or Gray (657-3030). Callers can remain anonymous.

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