THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON STATE POLICE FISH AND WILDLIFE DIVISION
On November 6, 2020 an Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Trooper received information that a blacktail deer was killed and recovered on the Miller Woods Conservation Area property outside of McMinnville.
Witnesses located the deceased deer, believed to be a doe, lying in a hiking trail with 3 fawns standing around it shortly after hearing a single rifle shot.
A short time later the property caretaker found that the deer had been drug off of the property along the trail that led to NW Orchard View Road.
A vehicle captured by a surveillance camera on the property is suspected to be associated with the incident.
The Oregon State Police is requesting that anyone with information about this incident contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 1-800-442-0776 and leave information for Trooper Tayler Jerome.
Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oregon State Police through the Turn in Poachers line at
The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.
PREFERENCE POINT REWARDS:
* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep
* 5 Points-Mountain Goat
* 5 Points-Moose
* 5 Points-Wolf
* 4 Points-Elk
* 4 Points-Deer
* 4 Points-Antelope
* 4 Points-Bear
* 4 Points-Cougar
The TIP program also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.
* $1,000 Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
* $300 Habitat Destruction
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl
* $100 Furbearers
* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish
How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: