HAMILTON COUNTY, Ind. -- A well-known three-legged doe was shot and killed in Hamilton County and conservation officers with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are hoping someone can help them find the person who did it.
Officers say the doe lost one of its legs several years ago and was a familiar sight to people who live in Deming and the surrounding Hamilton County area. She had even successfully raised several fawns over the years.
But sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning, someone shot her and left her to die in a field.
A spokesperson for the DNR said the doe's death was reported soon enough for them to issue a salvage permit for the meat, but they still want to find the person responsible for killing her.
Anyone with information on who might have shot and killed the doe is asked to contact the Indiana DNR at 1-800-TIP-IDNR.