Woman brags about poach­ing deer on dat­ing app — to game war­den

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS -

It’s one thing to brag about some­thing you’re good at. It’s an­other to do so via dat­ing app.

Can­non Har­ri­son, a game war­den at the Ok­la­homa Depart­ment of Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion, was search­ing for love just like any­one these days dig­i­tally via dat­ing app Bum­ble. One day, Har­ri­son re­ceived a no­ti­fi­ca­tion on his phone stat­ing he had been matched up with a 24-year-old woman.

The two po­ten­tial love­birds con­nected and made small talk ini­tially. Ac­cord­ing to Newsweek, when Har­ri­son asked the un­named woman how she was do­ing, she told him she had just killed a deer and noted she was “pretty happy about it.”

Press­ing fur­ther, the man asked his po­ten­tial date if she nailed the an­i­mal with a bow — which is the le­gal way to kill a deer in Ok­la­homa.

“We don’t need to talk about that,” she re­port­edly said.

Har­ri­son fur­ther ques­tioned her, get­ting the woman to ad­mit she had been spot­light­ing — an un­law­ful act where hunters shine flash­lights into a deer’s eyes in or­der to freeze them still. Har­ri­son’s po­ten­tial love con­nec­tion bragged about killing the an­i­mal and shared pic­tures of her with the deer.

“Hon­estly, the first thing I thought was that it was some­one who was mess­ing with me be­cause they knew who I was,” Har­ri­son told The Wash­ing­ton Post. “It seemed too good to be true.”

The game war­den used what info the woman gave him and tracked her down via social me­dia. Depart­ment of Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion of­fi­cials showed up at her doorstep to ques­tion her the next day.

The woman pleaded guilty to im­proper pos­ses­sion of an il­le­gally taken an­i­mal and tak­ing game out-of-sea­son. She was fined $2,400.

It’s safe to say there was no love con­nec­tion be­tween Har­ri­son and the deer hunter.

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