MDC conducts ‘spot check’ for deer hunting violations

Five carcasses confiscated

Hunters who happened to have a deer in their vehicle while driving on U.S. 54 near the Route F overpass in Fulton were pulled over during a “spot check” on Sunday.

Todd Houf, Callaway County conservation agent, said a couple of agents were staked out on the overpass, watching the vehicles passing by underneath them. He said if they spotted a deer in the back of a pickup or other vehicle, they would radio the information to agents awaiting in nearby vehicles. The agents would then pull over the vehicle with the deer.

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He said five deer that were found to be “illegally harvested” were confiscated during the check in Fulton. Jerek said confiscated deer are typically donated to Share the Harvest, a program that provides venison for the needy.

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