Man arrested for allegedly poaching two deer in town

One of Alamosa’s resident mule deer bucks in full velvet is shown dining on an apple in an Alamosa neighborhood. Courier file photo by Keith R. Cerny

ALAMOSA– A local man is in custody on suspicion of poaching two deer within the Alamosa city limits the nights of Sept. 15 and 16.

John Livingston, Southwest Region Public Information Officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), said the suspect was arrested by Alamosa Police Department officers around 1 a.m. Sunday and booked into the Alamosa County jail. He is facing felony and misdemeanor charges to be filed by the district attorney’s office.

CPW received reports of the two deer being illegally killed in the city, Livingston said. Through the investigation, officers obtained security camera footage of the suspect and the vehicle involved.

“We have a suspect in custody in this case thanks to the outstanding teamwork between our wildlife officers and the Alamosa Police Department,” Livingston said in an email. “The partnering assistance of APD is greatly appreciated by CPW.”

Livingston said more information will be released once formal charges are filed.

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