Mule deer

North Dakota man ordered to pay $74K for poaching mule deer

SANTA FE, N.M. — A North Dakota man has been ordered to pay $74,000 in restitution for poaching a trophy mule deer buck in northwestern New Mexico. The state Department of Game and Fish reported Wednesday that Cody Davis also was ordered to make a $3,000 donation to the Operation Game Thief program. Authorities say Davis killed a mule deer…

Washington state helicopter crash kills 1 during mule deer survey

POMEROY, Wash. — Officials say one person has died following the crash of a helicopter contracted by Washington state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife to help with mule deer surveying. Garfield County Sheriff Drew W. Hyer says the crash happened at about 2 p.m. Saturday. The investigation has been turned over to the Washington State Patrol, the Federal Aviation Administration…