The reward for information that leads to whomever killed three blacktail bucks but took just some of the meat and left the rest of the carcasses minus the heads behind is growing.
The Rogue Valley Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association is now offering $500, while Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon is ponying up $1,000, Oregon State Police report today.
That’s on top of the standing reward of $500 from the Turn-In-Poachers Program, funded by OHA.
According to wildlife troopers, the three bucks were found discarded outside Butte Falls, northeast of Medford.
“Only the heads and some meat were taken. The deer appeared to be dead only a couple of days,” they reported.
The carcasses were investigated last Saturday, Nov. 11, so that would put time of death around Thursday or Friday of last week.