Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information about a buck deer that was killed illegally on the west side of Bayfield.
Ty Smith, wildlife officer for CPW in the Bayfield area, believes the deer was killed in late January. The carcass was found by a local property owner and reported to CPW on Monday. The buck deer had a 4 by 5 rack and was left to rot after it was killed. It was shot in the neck by a projectile fired from a crossbow.
The deer was killed far outside any legal established hunting seasons.
Anyone with information about the deer can remain anonymous and should contact Operation Game Thief at (877) 265-6648 or the Durango wildlife office at 247-0855.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to a conviction.
Activity that might indicate a crime against wildlife is in process can be reported to the Durango office or local law enforcement.