If you think raising deer is a good idea, this isn’t how you do it.
Two West Virginia Natural Resources police officers were on their way to work when they received a dispatch call from local citizens of Cabell County that a man was raising deer inside his house as pets.
Upon investigating the complaint, it turns out the citizens were right.
According to the investigating officers, two bucks in velvet were found inside the man’s house, which were then immediately set free.
The unnamed man is now facing prosecution, since it is illegal in West Virginia to confine wildlife or secure them in an area to otherwise hold them in captivity.
Seeing as these deer have obviously been hand-raised in captivity, inside a man’s home, was releasing the deer back into the wild the best idea?
According to people commenting on the post from the West Virginia NRP Facebook page, perhaps not:
Daniel Harmon – “I agree they shouldn’t have them. But just setting them free they don’t stand a chance. I’m 100 % pro law enforcement but that was not to smart setting them loose.”
Mandy Tenney – “They will not have sense enough to know humans are dangerous when in the woods..its not fair to train them to be a pet not be afraid of humans then to just up and turn them loose just to be shot within the first 5 minutes of deer season..no..they should’ve relocated them to a game farm.”
Adam Moore – “If you think about it, It’s legal to hunt and kill deer, but if you let one live with you, you get charged and prosecuted lol that’s kinda messed up.”
Perhaps this is how that guy tags out on the first day of archery season every year.
All photos via West Virginia Natural Resources Police/Facebook