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Public's Help Needed to Solve Deer Poaching Case in Wasco County
Senior Trooper Swede Pearson
Oregon State Police - The Dalles
Fish & Wildlife Division
(541) 296-9646

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for illegally shooting two deer in southern Wasco County around Thanksgiving.  A reward if offered for information leading to an arrest in this case.
According to OSP Senior Trooper Swede Pearson, a fork horn buck deer was shot and killed with a firearm in a hayfield adjacent to Highway 197 in Tygh Valley sometime in the late afternoon or evening on Thanksgiving day or the early morning hours on Friday. The deer was about 150 yards from Highway 197.  Responding OSP Fish & Wildlife Division troopers were able to salvage the deer and donate it to a local charity.
A second deer was shot and killed at about the same time frame from Highway 216 west of Pine Grove. The deer was killed about 50 yards from the highway on private property and was loaded into a vehicle on Highway 216.
Anyone with any information in either or both cases is asked to call the T.I.P. (Turn in Poacher) line at 1-800-452-7888 or Senior Trooper Pearson at (541) 980-8358.  A reward of up to $250 is being offered in either or both cases for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible.