OSP needs public's help in identifying person(s) responsible for illegal deer poaching

(Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife)

Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers are asking for the public's help in identifying the people or persons responsible for two instances of illegal deer poaching.

OSP first responded to reports of a found a buck deer south of Pine Mountain in Deschutes County earlier this month.

Troopers say the animal had been shot with only the head and back straps taken, while the rest was left to waste. Detectives say the deer was likely killed around October 29.

Troopers were also notified of a second mule deer found dead in the Three Rivers community near Lake Billy Chinook in Jefferson County. Troopers say that animal was most likely shot by a center fire rifle at an unknown location and later died in the yard of one of the residents.

Troopers believe the two incidents to be unrelated.

A reward of up to $500 is offered for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or and arrest made in this case. The reward is comprised of $500 from the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher (TIP) program.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Senior Trooper Scott Sogge or Senior Trooper Aaron Roth through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-388-6213.

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