Several poached deer reported in Thayer, Jefferson County within last month

ALEXANDRIA, NE – The November firearm season for whitetail deer in Nebraska opened last Saturday, and remains open until Sunday evening at approximately 5:40 p.m. central – 30 minutes after sunset.

During deer season, not all hunters abide by the law.

Conservation Officer for Thayer, Fillmore and Jefferson County Matt Taylor has received reports of four poached deer in the area within the last month – three in Thayer Co. and one in Jefferson – just outside of Fairbury this past weekend.

The most recent poaching was reported Monday, about one mile south of Alexandria near the corner of Rd. 7100 and and Rd. R. A deer was reported shot just 30 yards from the road.

In October, there were two other poached deer reported – one just south of Belvidere and another just north of Chester.

“(Poaching) always picks up right around this time of year,” Taylor said. “People always want to fill their tags. Sometimes, they do it the wrong way. This stuff isn’t about filling tags or getting deer for the freezer. This is just blatant poaching and just shooting a deer and leaving it lay, and wasting it.”

Those who have shot, or will shoot deer legally between now and Sunday, have until noon on Monday to take their deer in for processing for it to be considered a legal kill.

Anyone who has questions or concerns is encouraged to contact Matt at 402-200-9597.

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