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Reward offered for info on Jackson Co. poaching case

Photo of the poached deer from Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division

Someone killed three black tail deer near Butte Falls and state police investigators are asking for help finding out who broke the law by leaving most of their carcasses behind.

Someone found the deer Saturday, November 11 outside the Jackson County town, however investigators said the deer had likely died a couple days before. The heads and some meat had been removed from the deer, but the rest was left behind.

Officials said it’s currently archery deer season in the area.

The Oregon Hunters Association is offering a reward for information in the case. If you have any helpful leads, call Oregon State Police’s Fish and Wildlife Division at (541) 776-6111.

From officials:

Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.

The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds.

TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

  • $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose
  • $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
  • $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
  • $300 Habitat Destruction
  • $100 Game Fish and Shellfish
  • $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl
  • $100 Furbearers

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

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