Sep 23, 2016 11:09 AM

Poached deer found shot with antlers cut off in woods in Londonderry

LONDONDERRY — NH Fish and Game are seeking information about a buck that was found shot dead with its antlers cut off in the woods off of West Road in Londonderry on August 26.

The legal hunting season for deer starts anytime after September 15 and goes through December 15. All dates are based on the type of deer and the form of hunting, including - archery, a muzzle-loader, and a firearm.

It is illegal to kill any deer with antlers less than 3 inches during the antlered only deer season. Hunters are expected to take the carcass with them, or call authorities if there is any reason the hunter was unable to remove the carcass. In this case, no one called authorities about the buck.

Poaching is the illegal take of game or fish, trespassing, littering, theft, or destroying property, according the the NH Fish and Game website.

Conservation officers are asking anyone with information to contact the OGT hotline at 1(800) 344-4262. Callers may remain anonymous if they wish to do so.

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