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Reward Offer: OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Troopers Investigating Trophy Buck Deer Shot With Arrow in Bend

September 2, 2013

Sergeant Lowell Lea
Oregon State Police - Bend
Fish & Wildlife Division
(541) 633-2240

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The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division Bend office is asking for the public's help in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful shooting with an arrow of a 4x4 trophy sized buck deer overnight and found Monday morning in Bend. A reward is offered through the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) program to help solve this case.

On September 2, 2013 at approximately 6:45 a.m. a resident reported finding a seriously injured deer that had been shot with an arrow and left to waste along Duncan Lane near Reed Market Road and the Highway 97 Parkway in Bend. A Bend police officer responded and dispatched the deer because of its serious injury.

OSP Fish & Wildlife Division troopers responded to investigate the deer's unlawful killing. According to Sergeant Lowell Lea, the buck deer is one of several deer known to road in the Bend area. OSP troopers investigating believe it was shot sometime between 6:00 p.m., Sunday, and 6:00 a.m., Monday.

A reward of up to $500 dollars is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the TIP line at (800) 452-7888.

Media questions can be directed to Sergeant Lea via email at Lowell.lea@state.or.us. Sergeant Lea will return media requests for contact about questions in this case when available.


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