Eight deer were shot and their carcasses left to rot in Walla Walla County around the start of the weekend, according to Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The deer were found in fields near the top of Spring Creek Road in the foothills of southeast Walla Walla County. They may have been shot late Friday.
Fish and Wildlife is calling the poaching a “spree killing” that may have been done for the thrill of seeing how many animals could be shot in a certain time.
The state is asking for help identifying the poacher. Anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest could be eligible for a reward.