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Update: Reward Increase - Investigation of Illegally Dumped Antelope in Douglas County
10/07/2011
Sergeant Lynn Withers
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
Fish & Wildlife Division
(541) 440-3403

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A reward has increased for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person(s) responsible for the illegal dumping of the remains of 5 antelope carcasses late September in the Marvin Hill area northwest of Sutherlin. Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers from the Roseburg office are leading the investigation.
 
The initial reward offer of up to $250 by the Oregon Hunter's Association (OHA) Turn-In-Poacher reward program is now increased to $1,000. OHA is now offering up to $500 and the OHA Ochoco Chapter is also contributing up to $500.
 
On September 29, 2011, OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers found the carcasses of five antelope on Seneca Timber Company land in the first clear-cut along Marvin Hill Road about one mile south of Highway 138W. Several of the antelope were salvaged and one was left to waste. Troopers also found several items littering the site.
 
Anyone with information regarding these antelope, including any suspicious people or vehicles seen in the area, is asked to contact Senior Trooper Wayne Merritt or Trooper Jason Stone at (541) 440-3406.