HOPKINTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Several deer carcasses have been discovered in the woods and in the water at Bradford Landing in Hopkinton, according to the Department of Environmental Management.
The DEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is investigating how the deer were killed and how the carcasses got there, along with a torn black garbage bag.
As of Wednesday morning, DEM personnel were still determining exactly how many animal carcasses were found.
Hunting season for deer in Rhode Island ended in January, so the person responsible could face a fine of up to $500 for not honoring those terms. A further fine of up to $500 could be in order for not tagging the deer. The dumping of the torn black garbage bag would carry a littering offense, which can top $100.
If you have any information about the incident, you’re asked to call the Rhode Island Environmental Police Division of Law Enforcement at (401) 222-2284.