Southeast Nebraska County Reporting Number of Deer Carcasses in Ditches

A southeast Nebraska county has seen a number of deer carcasses show up in its roadside ditches and creek beds.

Gage County officials aren't sure whether the carcasses are being dumped by poachers or hunters who legally shot the deer, but didn't want to properly dispose of the carcass.

Authorities say it's difficult to estimate how many cases of illegal animal carcass dumping are occurring because it often goes unnoticed or unreported.

Someone caught illegally dumping an animal carcass would face a misdemeanor littering charge.