POSTED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 1:14pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 1:15pm
Nacogdoches County, Texas (KETK) — East Texas game wardens issued citations after finding bowhunters were cooking fresh deer meat and a buck head at a Nacogdoches prior to rifle deer hunting season.
Two Nacogdoches County game wardens were checking bowhunters when they noticed heavy traffic going through a gate. The wardens entered the property and contacted an individual cooking deer meat in a camp over an open fire.
The subject claimed they were only hunting hogs and that no deer had been harvested. Two more hunters arrived in camp with the same story. After the wardens located a skinning rack with deer hair, fresh blood, and a backstrap of a deer in a plastic bag, they investigated the camp further and found a hidden deer head from a buck with a five to six-inch spread.
The deer was harvested illegally with a bolt-action rifle during archery-only season.
Citations were issued and a case is currently pending against the individuals.