OKANOGAN COUNTY -- Tips from the public helped Washington State Wildlife officers zero in suspects in a deer killing spree in Okanogan County.
The investigation began late last fall when officers investigated reports of deer carcasses in field. They found the bodies of ten mule deer, the heads had been taken and the rest of the deer left to rot.
Officers from several agencies started working the case and serving search warrants. During the last month they say they have recovered all ten trophy quality heads. Charges are pending.
Investigators said it appears the poachers shot the deer at night by luring them in with artificial light.