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SATURDAY, OCT. 6, 2012, 6:05 A.M.

Tips needed in poaching of 5 deer north of Spokane

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WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT -- Five white-tailed deer were killed and left to rot north of Spokane Valley on Sept. 28 in a poaching case state wildlife police are still investigating.

Spotlighting was reported around 1 a.m. near the intersection of Farwell and Peck roads. Two fawns killed in the incident apparently were intentionally run over, officers said.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police are looking for more tips. Report poaching incidents by phone at (877) 933-9847, or text message to TIP411.

Weekdays, call (509) 892-1001 and ask for Officer Jason Snyder.

Persons providing information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for these poachings may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,500 from WDFW and Conservation Northwest.

Informants may remain anonymous.

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