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Reward Offered: OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Investigation of Fawn Deer Shooting in Douglas County

April 9, 2014

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) involved in the shooting of a fawn deer in late March in Douglas County. A reward is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this investigation.

On March 28, 2014 at approximately 10:00 p.m., unknown suspect(s) drove near the 1600 block of Melqua Road about 1.5 miles east of Melrose Store, shot a fawn deer and left it in a ditch along the side of the road. An OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper responded and is conducting an investigation.

A reward of up to $500 is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association TIP Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or Senior Trooper Don Frerichs at (541) 440-3334 ext 4540 or email don.frerichs@state.or.us.

More information about the Turn-In-Poachers Program is available at:
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/FW/Pages/f_w_tip.aspx


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