Reward offered in deer poaching east of Bend

City worker finds two dead deer off McGrath Road

By KTVZ.COM news sources
POSTED: 2:52 PM PDT July 30, 2013    UPDATED: 9:32 AM PDT July 31, 2013 
Poached deer - OSP
BEND, Ore. -

The Oregon State Police  Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify suspects in a poaching incident after two dead deer were found Tuesday morning northeast of the Bend city limits.

A reward is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this investigation.

Around  9:30 a.m., a city employee reported finding two dead deer on the entrance to BLM property at the end of McGrath Road, north of the Bend Municipal Airport, troopers said.

An initial investigation indicated the two buck deer were shot with a small-caliber firearm within the last 24 hours at a separate location and brought in an unidentified vehicle to the dump site where they were found.

A reward of up to $500 is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association TIP Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or Sergeant Lowell Lea at (541) 633-2240 or email Lowell.lea@state.or.us.

More information about the Turn-In-Poachers Program is available at:

http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/FW/Pages/f_w_tip.aspx