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Game and Parks Seeks Information on Illegally Harvested Deer

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking information involving a case of deer being illegally harvested in the Omaha area.

In the early morning of Aug. 9 a trail camera in the Ponca Hills area took photos of two individuals – at least one with a firearm – dragging a deer. The camera was placed on private land in the vicinity of Ponca Road and Shongaska Road in Douglas County.

The individuals appear to be in their late teens or early 20s. A dark-haired individual was wearing a shirt with horizontal strips and shorts. The other individual had dark hair and was wearing a light hooded sweatshirt and cuffed pants.

Anyone with information about this case should call Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers at 1-800-742-7627 or a conservation officer. You can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward.

Hunters scouting for the upcoming deer season had permission to place cameras on the property. They noticed the individuals when they went to check the camera, and then notified the landowner, who contacted Game and Parks.

No deer season is currently open in Nebraska.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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