Deer Hunting Season Ends
The general deer hunting season has ended in Texas, but not before many were cited for hunting violations. One instance reported by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Wardens in Comal County sounded particularly bad. Two Comal County game wardens responded to a call for assistance from a Garden Ridge police officer who had stopped a vehicle for running a stop sign.
Are Those Your Deer Guns?
Over the course of the traffic stop, the officer saw a .22 caliber rifle, a .40 caliber pistol and spent shell casings inside the vehicle. While interviewing the occupants in the backseat of the car, the officer heard several thumps coming from the trunk. When he opened the trunk, the officer found a white-tailed deer that had been shot but was still alive. A little late night deer hunting?
Road Hunting in Comal County
The officer then called a game warden to investigate the circumstance of the deer and exactly what type of hunting had taken place. The vehicle occupants told the warden they shot the deer at about 11:30 p.m. while it stood in the street near a residential area.
Hunting at Night, Too
The warden arrested two of the suspects for hunting deer at night and charged the vehicle operator for unlawfully carrying a weapon. While booking the suspects at the jail, the warden overheard one of them comment to the other he couldn’t believe they got in so much trouble for killing a deer. The other suspect replied, “Yeah, but it sure woulda been good eatin’.”
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