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Reward Offered to Help Solve Illegal Deer Killing in Lane County
07/20/2009
Sergeant Andy Heider
Oregon State Police
Fish & Wildlife Division - Salem
Office: (503) 934-0338

A reward is being offered to help Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers from the Springfield Area Command Office identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful take of a buck deer shot, butchered, and dumped in Lane County. In addition to a reward of up to $500 offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn in Poacher (TIP) reward program, an additional $2,500 is being offered by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

 
The preliminary investigation by OSP Trooper Marc Boyd indicates the crime happened on or about July 12, 2009. The deer was found dumped at the end of Idyllwild Street off of 10th Street in Creswell.
 
In a HSUS news release sent this afternoon, Oregon state director Scott Beckstead applauded the efforts of the OSP Fish & Wildlife Division while offering their support to help solve this case.
 
"The flippant poaching of this deer is a serious crime and shows the disregard some individuals have of wildlife," said Beckstead.

 
Anyone with information is asked to call the TIP (Turn in Poacher) line at 1-800-452-7888 or Trooper Boyd directly at (541) 505-1063.
 
The Turn-In-Poachers (T.I.P.) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal killing, taking, possession or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, big horn sheep, mountain goat, moose, upland game birds, and waterfowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be given for the illegal netting, snagging, or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon Statute as a game fish. In addition, a reward may be issued for information that results in an arrest/conviction of a person who has illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags.