THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON STATE POLICE FISH AND WILDLIFE DIVISION
The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful taking and wasting of a buck deer in Crook County.
On the afternoon of September 16th, 2017, OSP was notified of a dead buck deer north of Prineville located 1 1/2 miles from McKay Creek on McKay Creek Road (USFS 33).
The deer was located approximately 75 yards from the roadway and the 2×3 buck only had a portion of one back-strap removed. The rest of the buck was left to waste.
The buck deer had been shot with a rifle during the archery season. It is believed this occurred September 14th or 15th prior to the poaching discovery.
If you have any information please contact the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division at your local office or use the below information to report wildlife violators on the TIP Line.
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)
TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM – 5:00PM)