Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism is asking for the publicís help in locating a would-be game thief.

An unidentified man used a rifle to illegally shoot a deer Saturday morning at 4472 Pawnee Road near Wellsville, the agency said in a post on the Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism ó Game Wardens Facebook page.

The landowner caught the suspect trying to recover the deer and chased him on foot before the suspect was picked up by a light blue late model Chevrolet pickup and escaped, according to the Facebook post.

The pickup also had a white or silver toolbox, according to the Facebook post. The suspect is described as a white male, clean cut blonde or reddish blonde hair, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and about 30 years old, the post said.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Operation Game Thief at (877) 426-3843.