Reward Offered for Info in the Killing of a Captive Deer

A Jackson County couple is offering $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed their captive Red Deer.

According to Lt. Gary Applewhite, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement supervisor for Jackson County, the adult doe deer was shot during the early afternoon hours Dec. 21.

The owners of the hunting preserve found the 400-pound deer inside the fenced compound near the Alford community in Jackson County. The deer was shot from the roadway through the 10-foot fence surrounding the preserve.

Anyone with knowledge about what happened to this deer can call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert hotline toll free at 1-888-404-3922. Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest.

Reports can also be made online at .