Potshot fired at pronghorn antelope sparks hunt for shooters

Fish and Wildlife officers in southeastern Alberta are looking for someone who has been taking potshots at pronghorn antelope.

2 pregnant doe found dead near Medicine Hat earlier this week

Two pregnant doe were found dead on Crown land earlier this week northeast of Medicine Hat. (Chad Coppess/South Dakota Tourism/AP)

Fish and Wildlife officers in southeastern Alberta are looking for someone who has been taking potshots at pronghorn antelope.

Two pregnant doe were found dead on Crown land earlier this week northeast of Medicine Hat. Officials say the shots likely came from a high-powered rifle.

"It appears the person had no real reason to kill them," said Brendan Cox with the province's Fish and Wildlife Department. "Other than some form of inappropriate recreation."

Officials say they believe the shots were fired from a vehicle from the road.

Cox says this is the third incident of pronghorns being shot in this area in the last six months.

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