Ohio Wildlife Officers Investigate a Potentially Illegal Record Deer Harvest

Thayne Muthler

By Jimmy Dean

December 27, 2023

Columbus, Ohio - Currently, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is conducting an investigation into an extraordinary deer harvest during Clinton County, Ohio's archery hunting season.

Allegations against 28-year-old hunter Christopher J. Alexander, that he failed to obtain the necessary written permission for hunting on private property, prompted an investigation; this was not an action initiated by him – it was imposed upon him.

ODNR wildlife officers have confiscated the deer's antlers; its cape--and hunting equipment linked to purported illegal hunting.

The Division of Wildlife at ODNR vigorously enforces Ohio's wildlife protection laws. They extend an encouraging invitation to all who observe potential violations in Ohio: please dial 1-800-POACHER (1-800-762-2437). The division ensures report anonymity; moreover, any provided information that culminates in a wildlife crime conviction might trigger a rewarding outcome.

Wildlife officers from the ODNR bear essential responsibilities: they maintain public safety; and enforce wildlife regulations – a task that involves protecting Ohio's natural resources. Endowed with authority, these professionals safeguard state lands, waterways, and property. Moreover--their engagement extends beyond mere enforcement—to collaborating with diverse groups for conservation promotion; conducting wildlife surveys; and offering technical counsel on both wildlife management and outdoor recreation: an all-encompassing approach towards maintaining ecological balance in Ohio’s rich wilderness.

Stay tuned for updates on this investigation as ODNR continues its efforts.


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