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OSP Fish & Wildlife Troopers Investigate Illegal Killing of 6 Deer near Heppner
09/03/2008
Sergeant Tim Brown
OSP Fish & Wildlife Division
Office: (541) 278-4090 ext. 4870
 
Lieutenant Randy Scorby
OSP Fish & Wildlife Division - East Region
Office: (541) 523-5848 x4070

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The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division in Heppner is seeking the public's assistance in locating the person or persons responsible for the unlawful take and waste of six deer in Morrow County. A local landowner's offer has increased the reward amount to $1,000 to help investigators solve these cases.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Tim Brown, troopers were investigating the unlawful killing of five deer, including one whitetail doe and four mule deer does, in the Heppner area when they found a sixth dead deer. All six deer were killed between August 20th and September 1st within five miles of the city limits of Heppner.
 
All six deer appeared to have been killed in the same manner during evening hours on private property.
 
In addition to the $250.00 reward offered through the "Turn In Poachers" program, a local Heppner landowner contacted the Oregon State Police and donated $750.00 of his own money to increase the reward to $1,000.00 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible.
 
Any person with information in this case is asked to contact Trooper Mayer at (541) 561-7581 or the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information may be kept anonymous.