Deer Abductions

Deer Abductions and Hits:  Stories of Government Agents Taking Popular Deer Away the People 


2013 Montana, The Western News
... Realizing the buck was a local favorite to many folks in Libby, all options were looked at to try and preserve it alive. Attempts to haze it out of the city and into its more natural environment were unsuccessful. Trying to tranquilize it and move it out of the area was not an available option with the State of Montana concern of possible transmission of chronic wasting disease to other populations ...

Spanky, Libby's informal mascot mule deer put down September 23, 2013 Montana, Daily Inter Lake
A deer named Spanky that was a frequent visitor to downtown ... People took pictures and closely followed the deer’s exploits... Returning home late one night, a Libby woman found Spanky resting directly in front of her front door. Unresponsive to animated “shoos,” ... Laverdure wanted to tranquilize the deer and transplant him to a wild herd five miles outside town. But state wildlife rules prohibit such a move...  
     Woman regrets result of complaint to FWP October 1, 2013 Montana, The Western News
...  it was her call that set the legal dominoes into action that led to the death of the town deer some called Spanky... She could not believe the anger people felt toward her... “We didn’t want this deer killed,” Sally said. “The decision was Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’.”...





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