2 accused of spotlighting, illegal deer kills

Two people face more than a dozen charges after deer were killed illegally in Kosciusko and Elkhart counties, Indiana conservation officers said.

Indiana conservation officers reported an 18-year-old and 17-year-old from Goshen killed six deer in Kosciusko County and at Oxbow Park in Elkhart County.

A park ranger first noticed suspicious activity on Christmas night, conservation officers said in a statement.

The subsequent investigation led a conservation officer to the suspects. Interviewed at the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, the conservation officers reported the 18-year-old acknowledged shooting three antlered deer in Kosciusko County, as well as assisting with the unlawful taking of a doe at the park.
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