THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON STATE POLICE FISH AND WILDLIFE DIVISION
On September 5, 2020 John Day Fish and Wildlife Troopers investigated a report of a 4 point mule deer buck shot with a firearm and wasted in Dayville City limits.
Investigation resulted in information identifying Alan Burmeister Jr. (66) of Dayville as a potential suspect.
On September 27, 2020 Troopers interviewed Burmeister and he admitted to shooting the buck with a .22 magnum rifle on the evening of September 4th.
Troopers seized the rifle used in the unlawful taking of the buck and charged Burmeister with 3 wildlife crimes to include: Unlawful Take Deer-Closed Season, Unlawful Take of Deer-Prohibited Weapon, and Waste of a Game Mammal. Other offenses will be referred to the Grant County District Attorney’s Office for consideration.