West-central Saskatchewan is the latest region to be effected by illegal hunting. 

The newsroom received the message below on Monday morning, after a mule deer buck was 'unlawfully hunted and left to waste'.

"On December 2, 2023, Outlook conservation officers received information regarding a Mule deer buck that had been shot out of season and left to waste, approximately 4 miles Northwest of Elbow, SK. Officers located the deer and determined that it had been shot with a large caliber rifle." states the release. "Officers believe this occurred at first light on Sunday, December 2nd. Evidence was collected at the scene and officers now need your assistance in finding the responsible individual(s)"

This recent news comes after a bull moose was shot and left to waste locally back in October. Nearly a month later similar incidents have been noticed near Maple Creek where both a mule and a white-tail deer were left, Lafleche where a deer carcass was left, Central Butte with an untagged white-tail, and then finally a report detailing a vehicle involved in various wildlife crimes around Wakaw.

All of these incidents have been recorded since November 25, and anyone with information related to any advisories should contact their local Conservation Officer, or the Saskatchewan Turn In Poachers & Polluters line at 1-800-667-7561, or #5555 from a SaskTel Cell phone.

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