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Last Updated: 1/06/05

 

Deer Left To Rot  Deer Carcasses dumped near Clovis in a farm field

Clovis, New Mexico

CLOVIS MAN CHARGED WITH POACHING 5 DEER, LEAVING HEADLESS BODIES IN
FIELD
CLOVIS, N.M. – A 21-year-old Clovis man was arrested Thursday on 16 poaching charges stemming
from a late 2004 deer-killing spree in Curry County, the Department of Game and Fish announced Thursday.

 

Darren Hunt allegedly shot five buck deer out of season and while on revocation of this hunting privileges on the afternoon of Dec. 29, 2004. Hunt then removed their heads and dumped the bodies in a wheat field near Clovis. He later disposed of the animals’ heads in another field.


Hunt admitted the killings to Department of Game and Fish conservation officers and charges were filed in Curry County Magistrate Court, said Ron Moore, Assistant Chief of Operations for the Department in Roswell. Moore said Hunt is facing five charges of illegal killing of big game, five charges of illegal possession of big game, five charges of wanton waste of big game, and one charge of hunting on revocation.  Clovis Police Officer Robert Telles and other members of the eastern New Mexico community played critical roles in solving the case. Telles observed blood and deer hair on Hunt’s truck during a vehicle stop.

 


Keep those tips coming! Anyone that wishes to report poaching may do so by submitting a Operation Game Thief Confidential Report.

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