CPW Seeks Information about Deer Poaching Incident

Colorado Parks Wildlife Logo - smColorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about a poaching incident that occurred in southeast Colorado near the town of Kim. The carcass of a buck mule deer was found on Las Animas CR 197.6 on September 11th.

On the afternoon of September 11th, Wildlife Officer Aaron Bartleson was contacted regarding a dead buck mule deer that was shot and abandoned. The deer had its head removed and the carcass was dumped off of the side of the county road.

Individuals who kill big game animals in Colorado and abandon the carcass may face serious charges including any of the following: felony charges, permanent loss of hunting and fishing privileges, and a potential prison sentence.

“Killing a buck deer and abandoning the carcass is a serious offense, but the individual who did this still has an opportunity to come forward and turn themselves in,” Bartleson said.

The public is reminded that poaching is a serious crime and that poachers take away wildlife opportunities from responsible hunters and the citizens of the state of Colorado.

Anyone with further information may contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager Mike Brown at 719-980-0025 or Aaron Bartleson at 719-940-3587.

Operation Game Thief may offer a $500.00 cash reward for any information that leads to a citation or arrest in this case. If you have information about this case and would like to remain anonymous, contact Operation Game Thief toll free at 877-265-6648, (877-COLO-OGT). Tips and information may also be e-mailed to game.thief@state.co.us.


Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, all of Colorado’s wildlife, and a variety of outdoor recreation. For more information go to cpw.state.co.us.

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Contact Name: Abbie Walls
Contact Phone: 719-227-5211

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