Dremiel Byers allegedly used a bow and arrow to take out a deer that was roaming near a Colorado Springs car dealership.
After Colorado Division of Wildlife officials found the wounded beast, they were forced to euthanize it.
Police responded to the Lexus dealership after receiving reports about a man stalking a deer and found the 39-year-old and the buck. The suspect was cited for "several hunting and wildlife violations," but was not taken to jail.
Byers, a member of the last two Summer Olympic teams and 10-time U.S. National Champion, is an active duty solider stationed at Fort Carson, FOX21 News reported.
"He's been a great representative of our sport," said USA Wrestling's Senior Communications Manager Craig Sesker. "He's had a great career and is one of the best we've ever had. He has been a great representative of the U.S. Army too."
Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Abbie Walls told the Gazette that the meat from the dead deer will likely be donated to a local homeless shelter.
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014