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Update: Reward Increased to Help OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Investigations of Deer Poaching & Waste in Douglas County

August 6, 2014

Sergeant Lynn Withers
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
Fish & Wildlife Division
(541) 440-3334

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division asks for the public's help for information to identify the person(s) responsible for the killing of three deer and leaving them to waste in Douglas County, July 18 - 24, 2014. A reward was increased after The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust (HSWLT) offered up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible in this case. The reward adds to the original offer of up to $500 by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program.

According to Sergeant Lynn Withers, two deer, including a 4-point buck and a spike deer, were shot and left in the 700 and 1500 block of East Willis Creek Road. An adult doe was also shot sometime between July 18 and 20, and left at the scene near Bland Mountain Lookout east of Days Creek.

The HSUS and HSWLT work with state and federal wildlife agencies to offer rewards of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspected poachers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Trooper Wayne Merritt at (541) 817-4474 or Senior Trooper Jason Stone at (541) 817-4472.

Questions regarding The Humane Society of the United States rewards program should be directed to Kaitlin Sanderson at 240-672-8397 or ksanderson@humanesociety.org.

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