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State troopers find blacktail doe, 2 fawns dead east of Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - State troopers found a blacktail doe and her two fawns dead east of Springfield on Monday.

Troopers were acting on "information that a blacktail deer had been killed and dumped in a pullout."

The case is under investigation as possible poaching. Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Trooper Anthony Mathews at (541) 852-2826.

Turn in Poacher hotline

Anyone aware of wildlife violations in Oregon is asked to call the Oregon State Police Turn in Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. You can remain anonymous.

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8 a.m. - 5 a.m.)

"The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl," Oregon State Police said in a statement. "T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat."

The rewards vary by species and violation:

  • Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000
  • Elk, deer, antelope $500
  • Bear, cougar, wolf $300
  • Habitat destruction $300
  • Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
  • Game fish, shell fish $100
  • Upland birds, waterfowl $100
  • Furbearers $100

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