Local News

Actions

Eight deer illegally killed near Mt. Charleston

Posted at 7:12 PM, Nov 22, 2016
Wildlife officials want answers about eight dead deer found rotting on the side of a road near Mount Charleston.
 
Nick Duhe with the Nevada Department of Wildlife says the animals were poached on Wheeler Pass Road in the Spring Mountain Range.
 
"That's so wrong," said Landon Gallegos, a 12-year-old hunter. "Why would you do it? There's no point in doing it just to kill."
 
Gallegos has hunted with his father since he was six.
 
It disturbed him, as well as Duhe, to find out no meat was taken from the deer, nor the antlers.
 
"It's a shame to see that because you have so many sportsmen here in southern Nevada that go about it the right way," Duhe said. "They get their licenses; they apply for their tags."
 
To Gallegos and his father, poaching is the ultimate violation of the spirit of the sport.
 
"That meat could've been used for coyotes, other animals, and humans. For people who actually need it," Gallegos said.
 
If caught, Duhe says the poachers could spend up to four years in jail for the felony. A $3,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.