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OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Investigating Unlawful Killing and Waste of Deer and Fawn in Coos County
02/22/2012
Sergeant Lowell Lea
Oregon State Police - Coos Bay
Fish & Wildlife Division
(541) 888-2677 ext. 233

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The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a blacktail doe and fawn deer less than a week ago in the Sixes Wildlife Management Unit in Coos County.
 
On February 21, 2012, OSP Trooper Ryan Keeler responded to a report of two deer carcasses wrapped in a blue tarp near milepost 3 on Two Mile Lane in the Bandon area. Based on information and the condition of the carcasses, Keeler believes the deer were killed approximately February 18 or 19. The deer appear to have been shot with a small caliber firearm. Both deer were gutted and the remains left to waste. The fawn’s head had been removed and wasn’t found.
 
A reward of up to $500 is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program for information leading to the arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or Trooper Keeler at (541) 888-2677 ext. 243.