September 29, 2014


Report of shots fired yields discovery of likely deer poaching in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — A series of gunshots heard in Port Angeles on Sunday may have been poachers taking city-dwelling deer, according to Port Angeles Police.

At 10:12 p.m., a resident reported two gunshots in the 100 block of Viewcrest Avenue, near South Laurel Street.

Responding officers found a freshly broken antler near the site, indicating that a buck deer may have been shot by poachers, said Deputy Police Chief Brian Smith.

It is illegal to hunt deer in Port Angeles city limits at any time, Smith said.

At 10:34 p.m., residents in the 800 block of East Victoria Street reported hearing eight to 10 shots fired, and at 10:56 p.m., shots were reported by a resident in the 200 block of North Eunice Street, according to the police service log.


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