Apropos of the nasty weather rounding out this week, a pair of ugly wildlife violations are making the news as Oregon fish and wildlife troopers look for information on both cases.
Early this afternoon OSP put out word about the dumping and unlawful wastage of a large number of coho just east of Cascades Locks.
“The investigation determined the salmon were caught in gill nets. Some salmon were filleted while others were left whole. The dump site was located near a tribal in-lieu fishing site. There were also the remains of two deer with the salmon,” OSP reported.
The mess was discovered Wednesday afternoon off I-84 at Exit 51 and Wyeth Road.
Tipsters are requested to contact troopers by calling 800-452-7888, texting *OSP (*677) or emailing TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Reference case number SP22295270.
The same day the fish were found OSP asked for tips about a dead bear found in a tree near Talent, south of Medford, on October 29.
“The investigation determined that not only was the bear struck by an arrow while in the tree, but it also had two bullet holes. Jackson County Fire District 5 was called to assist with getting the bear out of the tree,” troopers reported.
They say a second dead and decomposed bruin was found in the same area on Halloween and humans are also suspected in its death.
The case number is SP22291483; use the above contact points if you can help.
Info leading to an arrest or citation can yield cash rewards or draw preference points, OSP states.