Indiana DNR

Live Buck Deer Reportedly Set on Fire in Indiana

Authorities in Indiana are looking into a horrific incident where a live deer was set on fire.

A passerby called the police and reported a wounded deer on the road. When authorities arrived, they found a buck deer suffering.

According to WANE News, police believed the deer was struck by a car. Then shortly after, while the animal was alive, it was set on fire with an accelerant. The police quickly put the deer out of its misery.

This is such a disgusting act, you have to wonder what was going through the mind of the person who did this. No live animal deserves to be set on fire.

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The police identified parts at the scene and determined that it is a GM model, possibly a 1992-2002 Camaro, Trans-Am, or Firebird.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Indiana DNR Turn In Poachers line at 1-800-TIP-INDR or the Fulton County Sheriff's Department Crime Stoppers at 260-223-7867.

I hope that someone comes forward with information and a judge throws the book at this individual.

About the Author: Dominic Aiello is an avid hunter, angler, and wildlife policy expert. He is the President of the Oregon Outdoor Council, Cabela's Prostaff, and Outdoor Writer. Follow his adventures on Instagram @daiello91 or Twitter @HunterInformant