Maine game wardens are searching for a hunter who fired toward a day care center while poaching a deer after sundown.

Wardens were called to Route 139 in the Waldo County town of Brooks at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported hearing the shots.

Wardens found that a deer had been shot in the road, close to a day care center, then taken.

“The shot was fired directly at the day care center, posing a serious concern for public safety,” said Cpl. John MacDonald. “Not only is this scenario unsporting and unethical, it also created a substantial public safety concern in this small town.”

Police say they are looking for someone who was driving an early 2000s diesel, tan or gold, GMC or Chevrolet extended cab pickup. The truck was seen heading toward Monroe on Route 139. MacDonald said it is the second deer taken at night in the same area of Waldo County in the past two weeks.

Anyone with information is asked to call 624-7076.