WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: Help Wanted in Hunting Down These Disgusting Poachers
OutdoorHub Reporters 01.12.17
Help North Dakota officials catch these disgusting poachers who committed this heinous act.
This takes poaching to a whole new level of evil; what these guys did is absolutely inexcusable. North Dakota Game and Fish is currently on the lookout for the several individuals involved in this video of a deer poaching incident.
This gruesome 7-minute video is hard to watch, and we’ve seen a lot of poaching videos through the years.
You’ll see a group of men swim out to retrieve the struggling buck from a river, and drag it to shore underwater. Then, they appear to brutally stab the deer over and over, before suffocating it by shoving it’s face in the ground.
(Caution: Video Contains Graphic Content and Language)
The North Dakota Game and Fish released the following press release on the incident:
Jan. 5, 2017
Contact: Robert Timian, chief game warden, 701-328- 6604
Game and Fish Looking for Info on Apparent Deer Poaching Incident
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is seeking information through the Report All Poachers hotline on an apparent deer poaching that occurred this past fall near the ND Highway 1806 bridge over the Cannonball River in Morton County.
Chief Game Warden Robert Timian said Game and Fish obtained a video of the incident recently, and is releasing it to the public and media in an effort to get more information on this event, and to try to identify the individuals involved in an apparent illegal killing of a whitetail buck. The video is available for viewing and download on the Game and Fish Department’s YouTube channel.
Based on current information, Timian says the incident took place during the fall of 2016, likely on the north side of the Cannonball River west of the ND Highway 1806 bridge over the Cannonball, in the vicinity of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.
This raw, unedited video is approximately 7 minutes long and shows several individuals entering the river to retrieve a whitetail buck that was struggling in the river, and dragging it to shore where the deer was killed.
Anyone with information on the possible identity of any individual in this video, or any other information, is urged to call the Report All Poachers hotline at 800-472- 2121; contact the Game and Fish enforcement division directly at 701-328- 6604; or email [email protected] RAP calls are anonymous, and can lead to rewards for information that leads to convictions.
This video, which was shot this past fall in Morton County, was obtained by Chief Game Warden Robert Timian. He believes the incident happened on the north side of the Cannonball River and west of ND Highway 1806 bridge.
If you have any information about this incident, or can identify any of the individuals from the video, please contact authorities immediately.