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Deer shot dead, left in ditch near Pincher Creek

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Wildlife officers near Pincher Creek are asking for information after someone shot and killed a deer and left the animal in the snow.

The antlered mule deer was shot with a rifle and abandoned in a ditch off Range Road 30, about two kilometers east of Pincher.

Officers believe the deer was killed sometime before 6:00 pm on Wednesday this week (Oct. 9) and say it appears no attempt was made to retrieve the animal by the person or people who shot it.

The hunting season for antlered mule deer in that area doesn’t open till November 6th.

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Alberta Fish & Wildlife posted the photo and information to their Facebook page, hoping someone may know something.

Anyone with information can Report a Poacher by using an online form or call 1-800-642-3800.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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