Possible poaching, illegal dumping of deer investigated

POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — State officials are investigating whether two dead deer found south of Coopersville were poached or illegally dumped.

Dave Hastings discovered the carcasses of a buck and a doe on his property along Mill Road west of 48th Avenue in Polkton Township Tuesday, the day before the opening of regular firearm deer hunting season.

“I think somebody shot this buck, they gut it out … and you can see they cut the horns off,” he showed 24 Hour News 8. “My guess is that they were going to take the deer and then they got scared off.”

Hastings, who hunts, said he was appalled that anyone would kill deer, not take the meat and then dump them on someone else’s land.

“It was disturbing. You know, it made my guts turn upside down,” he said.

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