Officials looking for suspects who beheaded deer

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Okla. - It is bow and arrow season for deer hunting in Oklahoma, but some people are ignoring the rules.

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and Conversation officials are asking the public for help finding those responsible for beheading two deer and leaving their bodies behind.

Micah Holmes from the Dept. of Wildlife said it's sad and illegal.

"We don't call those people hunters, we call those people poachers. We posted those pictures on Facebook to let all the ethical hunters know we are looking for these people who illegally harvested deer."

Holmes says poaching is serious and carries some pretty stiff punishments.

"The fines could easily be 25-hundred dollars or more. Game wardens are also able to seize any equipment that was used in committing a crime."

He also believes the reason the poachers beheaded the deer is the same reason that will trip them up.

"They'll just take the head and they may show it off to their friends." said Holmes. "That's hopefully how we hope to figure out who they are and hopefully be able to prosecute them."

There is a $500 reward being offered for any information leading to an arrest and conviction.   If you have any information please call 1-800-522-8039.

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