ST. ALBANS, Maine — Officials from the Maine Warden Service are investigating the killing of a doe in Somerset County earlier this month.

Cpl. John MacDonald said the adult doe was shot and killed on Jan. 8, and was part of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s winter severity study on white-tailed deer.

Officials learned of the killing on Jan. 9, MacDonald said.

Deer biologist Kyle Ravana was able to determine the doe was pregnant with twin fawns that would have been born this spring or summer. The deer was found in a field near the intersections of Corinna and Nokomis roads.

A reward of $1,000 has been offered for anyone who comes forward with information leading to charges of those responsible. Anyone with information can call Public Safety in Augusta at 624-7076.

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