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Reward Offer: Investigation Into Unlawful Killing of Big Horn Sheep Ram in Baker County
12/29/2011
Lieutenant Randy Scorby
Fish & Wildlife Division - Baker City
(541) 523-5848 ext. 4070

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The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a Bighorn Sheep Ram approximately one week ago in the Lookout Mountain Wildlife Management Unit in Baker County.
 
On December 28, 2011, OSP Senior Trooper Kris Davis responded to a report of a headless carcass, determined to be a Bighorn Sheep Ram, on Conner Creek Road approximately a quarter mile from the Snake River Road. This location is between the towns of Huntington and Richland along Brownlee Reservoir. Based on statements and condition of the carcass, Davis believes the ram was killed on approximately December 22, 2011. The ram's head was removed and the remains left to waste.
 
Bighorn Sheep hunting is lawful in the Lookout Mountain Unit with the proper tag; however, the season for Bighorn Sheep closed in that area on September 25. Only two Bighorn Sheep tags are issued in this unit each year.
 
A reward of up to $500 is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or Senior Trooper Davis at (541) 805-4757.