Nevada game wardens are seeking the help of Mineral County residents on a case of a deer carcass found dead and left to rot between the old Babbitt property and the boundary of the Hawthorne Army Depot.
The carcass was found on Dec. 9. The deer had been gutted, skinned and had it head and backstrap removed. The rest was dumped in the desert.
According to Nevada Revised Statute 503.050, it is unlawful to waste game bird, mammal, fish or amphibian in the State of Nevada.
The edible meat of big game mammals, except mountain lion and black bear, include the front quarters as far as the knee and the hindquarters as far as the hock and the meat along the backbone between the front and hindquarters.
The deliberate action to waste the edible flesh on these animals is referred to as “wanton waste”.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-992-3030. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 if the information leads to a conviction.