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Reward Offered in Investigation of Illegal Kill and Waste of 4 Deer in Central Oregon
01/11/2010
Senior Trooper Amos Madison
Oregon State Police - Prineville
(541) 419-1654

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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the illegal kill and waste of four deer about ten miles east of Paulina in central Oregon. A reward of up to $500 is offered by the Oregon Hunter's Association (OHA) for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.
 
According to OSP Senior Trooper Amos Madison, on January 9, 2010 a rancher in the Rager area about ten miles east of Paulina contacted OSP to report he found two deer that had been shot. The reporting rancher said the deer were not there the previous afternoon. Initial response and investigation led to the discovery of a total of four deer were illegally killed and left to waste. All were does and at least two were pregnant.
 
Madison believes the deer were shot from Pruitt Road, most likely in the late afternoon / early evening of January 8th with the use of a spotlight.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Trooper Madison at (541) 419-1654.
 
The reward is offered by the OHA Prineville and State chapters.