Authorities Make Progress in Poaching Cases

Thanks to tips from citizens, authorities in Van Zandt County have identified five suspects in a string of poaching cases, but no arrests have been made.

The deer shooting began sometime Friday night. The next day, deer carcasses were found in Smith and Van Zandt counties.

That discovery caused game wardens in both areas to compare their cases, but investigators say they're sure the Smith County case is not related to the others and need the public's input to solve it.

If you'd like to report illegal poaching, you can call 1-800-792-Game.

  Kerri Panchuk, reporting.