Man facing charges, possible loss of hunting privileges after dog kills baby deer

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By Lindsey Grewe |

SAN LUIS VALLEY, Colo. (KKTV) – A New Mexico man is facing several charges and the potential loss of hunting and fishing privileges after allegedly letting his dog kill a fawn.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says officers found out about the incident after 36-year-old Michael Garcia posted about it — complete with photos — to social media. People who saw the post reported it.

Garcia, of Las Cruces, was working as a fishing guide on the Conejos River in southern Colorado. He and his dog were near the river when the dog spotted the fawn and went after it.

“This is a disturbing case; we’ve heard from many members of the public wanting CPW to investigate,” said Rick Basagoitia, area wildlife manager for CPW in the San Luis Valley. “Information that they’ve provided…

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