The NPS is reporting that on the morning of November 24th a park visitor called the Blue Ridge Parkway dispatch to inform them that he had just seen two men poach a large buck.
According to the caller, he was watching the deer in a field in the park and told the two men about it. As he departed the area, the two men shot the deer. The Blowing Rock Police Department was able to respond and detain the two men until ranger Bruce Gagnon arrived.
The investigation revealed that a large, eight-point buck had been shot from the roadway from a distance of about 50 yards. The investigation into this case is being handled jointly by the National Park Service and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
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