Carcasses in western Indiana suspected as deer poaching

October 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM

PRAIRIETON, Ind. (AP) — Wildlife officials are investigating the discovery of a large pile of deer carcasses in western Indiana as a suspected deer-poaching case.

State conservation officer Max Winchell says numerous deer carcasses were found Tuesday piled in a wooded area near Prairieton about 10 miles south of Terre Haute. He declined to say how many carcasses were found, but says evidence indicates deer poachers may have left the remains.

He says it’s too early in the deer-archery hunting season for so many deer carcasses to be found in one location. The carcasses were found on private property and had been partially processed, with some meat removed.

Winchell asks for anyone with information about the case to call conservation officers at 800-847-4367.

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