Officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment are looking for a snowmobiler who chased and hit a deer in Sanilac County, in Michigan’s thumb area. 

State officials say a conservation officer responded to a complaint about the snowmobiler who hit the white-tailed deer in a field near the intersection of Aitken and Kilgore roads.  The incident happened December 27th.

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Witnesses said the person was driving a yellow Skidoo snowmobile and first chased the deer around a field and then ran it over with the machine. The snowmobiler then left for a short time and returned to the scene and tied the deer to the snowmobile, and then drove off dragging the animal behind the snowmobile.

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The officer followed the snowmobile tracks to the corner of Galbraith Line and Black River roads, where the deer was found dumped at the intersection. Tracks for the snowmobile were last visible heading east on Galbraith Line Road east of the Black River.

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Anyone with information on this incident can call the DNRE’s Report All Poaching 24-hour hotline at 800-292-7800. Information may be left confidentially. Monetary rewards are sometimes distributed for information that leads to an arrest, according to the state.