According to BBC, a New Mexico hunter and fishing guide caught the attention of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife when he posted photos and a video to his social media of a young fawn that was viciously mauled by his dog.
“Got his first big game kill,” the sarcastic caption read on his since-deleted post.
Michael Garcia of La Cruces, New Mexico, was fined $1,372.50 for what Colorado Parks and Wildlife called “several wildlife crimes.”
“This is a disturbing case,” said CPW Manager Rick Basagoitia. “We’ve heard from many members of the public wanting CPW to investigate.”
Garcia has since posted an apology on Facebook:
“Stop hating me, I love the outdoors.”
Ok, sure guy…
You let your dog maul and kill a baby deer while you filmed it, then posted pictures on Instagram with the fur that you harvested from its tiny body. You’re not an outdoorsman, you’re an asshole.
Fining him $1,500 bucks seems like he’s getting off pretty light to me, however, the investigation continues.