A poacher getting a jump on lawful deer season has left a grisly trophy beside a south Fayette County road: A headless, skinned deer carcass.
An outraged nearby resident emailed photos of the out-of-season kill and asked for more law enforcement in the area.
“A low-life in Fayette County hunts out of season, cuts off antlers [and] hooves and skins the carcass and then dumps it on the side of the road for the vultures and the game warden to find,” the resident said.
The Citizen emailed him and asked for more details:
Has this been reported to a law enforcement agency?
What roads have you seen this on?
“South side of Lowery Road east of Crabapple.” [That’s just south of Lake Horton and just northeast of Brooks.]
How long has this been going on?
“First one this year. Never saw anything like this before.”
Have you heard back from any cops?
“Did not contact them. If they don’t catch them in the act, what can they do?”
Do you have any idea who this poacher might be?
“Must be some idiot in our neighborhood. Makes me wonder what he will do next?
“I think the best we can hope for is for the game warden to concentrate on our neck of the woods. Hopefully enough people will take note of this evidence for somebody to tell this character that dumping butchered deer on the side of the road when no one is looking is a disgrace and totally unacceptable.”
Under Georgia game laws, it’s also illegal.
If you see something similar, call Fayette 911 to report it.