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Reward Offered: Investigation of Poaching of Large Buck Deer near Merrill in Klamath County

December 13, 2013

Sergeant Randall Hand
Oregon State Police - Klamath Falls
Fish & Wildlife Division
(541) 883-5713

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(Note: this photo was taken of deer on past date before it was found dead)
(Photo of deer after it was killed where it was found)

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife troopers are asking for the public's help in solving a deer poaching case near Merrill in southern Klamath County. A reward of up to $250 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

During the week ending December 7, 2013, a large deer was shot and left near the town of Merrill. Local residents were very familiar with the deer which had sweeping antlers estimated to be nearly 30 inches wide.

"This kind of act is exactly what is disgusting about poachers." said OSP Sergeant Randall Hand. "The deer was shot and left to rot while its head was taken as a trophy."

Oregon Hunters Association is offering a reward of $250 through the Turn-In-Poachers program for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in this case. Anyone with information related to this case is urged to call Sergeant Hand at (541) 851-4911, or the Turn-In-Poachers TIP line at 1-800-452-7888.

Information about the Turn-In-Poachers program is available on our website at:


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