STATEWIDE – Maine game wardens and MAINE OPERATION GAME THIEF (OGT) continue to seek the public’s assistance in gathering information in hopes to find those responsible for the illegal killing of as many as four deer in the towns of Chesterville, Livermore Falls (East Livermore), Livermore, and Leeds.
Since our last attempt to obtain information on April 23, three additional deer have been located. All the deer found have been does which were killed at night and left to waste in open fields. These four doe deer could have produced another five fawns for the area.
Due to the recent activities and additional deer found, OPERATION GAME THIEF has increased its reward to $2,500 for anyone who can provide information that leads to a conviction for those responsible. We are asking anyone with information to call either OGT (you can remain anonymous) at 1-800-ALERTUS (1-800-253-7887) or Public Safety Dispatch in Augusta at 207-624-7076 or Gray at 207-657-3030.
Details: At approximately 2:00 PM on Wednesday, April 22, Maine game wardens responded to a complaint of an injured deer near the intersection of Bragdon Road (aka French Road) and East Road in Chesterville. Upon arrival, a deer was located in a field posted no trespassing with a fatal gunshot wound to the spine. The doe deer was pregnant with twin fawns. Since that time, three additional doe deer have been located and left to waste. A doe deer was shot on Route 106 in Leeds, another was shot on Route 133 near Dodge Road in Livermore Falls (East Livermore), and a third doe was shot on River Road in Livermore. The four doe deer all appear to have been killed under similar circumstances and left to waste. Anyone who saw suspicious activity in the areas of Leeds, Livermore, Livermore Falls (East Livermore), Chesterville, Jay, or surrounding areas are strongly encouraged to call the Maine Warden Service at the above contact numbers.