Two Deer Possibly Poached Near Hanover, Colorado

Colorado Parks Wildlife Logo - smCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information on a possible poaching incident near Hanover, Colorado, southeast of Fountain.

Wildlife officers recently investigated a report of two dead deer that had been dumped along Hanover road in eastern El Paso County. During a necropsy the officers found signs that lead them to believe the deer had been poached. It is estimated these deer were killed on, or around January 13.

“Wildlife belong to everyone in Colorado, and when a person kills something illegally, they steal from all of us,” said District Wildlife Manager Adam Gerstenberger.

Anyone with information on this case, or any other possible poaching incident, is urged to contact either DWM Gerstenberger at (719) 227-5282 , or you can provide information through the Operation Game Thief hotline: 1 (877) 265-6648.

— Operation Game Thief  is a Wildlife Crime Stoppers Organization and is sponsored by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, which pays rewards up to $1000 to citizens who turn in poachers. Callers can remain anonymous and never have to testify in court. Find more information on the program at

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