Person charged with illegally killing a deer in Otis

Berkshire County

2019 file photo

OTIS, Mass. (WWLP) – Criminal charges have been filed against an person in Otis after a Massachusetts Environmental Police Officer found a deer was allegedly killed by a shotgun during archery season.

According to the Massachusetts Environmental Police, an officer conducted an inspection at a deer processor’s location and found a deer with a shotgun wound was given the appearance of having been shot with a bow.

The Massachusetts Environmental Police initiated an investigation and found that the individual in who shot the deer illegally in the Town of Otis made false statements to obtain a confirmation number when reporting the deer.

The following charges have been filed with Southern Berkshire District Court:

  • Use of Shotgun during Archery Season
  • Possession of Slugs/Buckshot outside the shotgun deer season
  • Illegal Killing of a Deer
  • Illegal Possession of a Deer
  • False Statements to procure confirmation number/deer seal

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