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Reward Increases - Investigation of Illegal Dumping and Waste of Antelope in Douglas County
10/11/2011
Sergeant Lynn Withers
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
Fish & Wildlife Division
(541) 440-3403

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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing to ask for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the illegal dumping of the remains of 5 antelope carcasses late September in the Marvin Hill area northwest of Sutherlin. The reward has increased up to $3,500 following the addition of $2,500 offered by The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust. This was added to $500 offered by the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) and $500 contributed by the OHA Ochoco Chapter.
 
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.