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Hamilton County man charged in killing of 3-legged deer

May 14, 2018

A Hamilton County man is facing charges for allegedly shooting a three-legged doe that other hunters had agreed to spare.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said Friday that conservation officers have filed misdemeanor charges against the man for shooting the deer from his vehicle on a public roadway in January 2017. The man faces multiple Class C misdemeanors, as well as other wildlife offenses.

The agency said a phone tip in February led to a suspect, who has admitted to shooting the deer. His name hasn’t been released.

The DNR said residents around the town of Deming, about 25 miles north of Indianapolis, had frequently spotted the doe over several years while it raised several sets of fawns. The agency said local deer hunters had formed a pact to leave the doe alone.

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