THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON STATE POLICE FISH AND WILDLIFE DIVISION
The Oregon State Police is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful taking of at least three mule deer and wasting two of those deer in Harney County.
On November 6, 2020, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers were notified of a deceased mule deer fawn with a dart in its neck and chest area, in the area of Court Street near Railroad Ave in Burns, OR.
An OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper also located a second mule deer doe in the vicinity that also had the same kind of dart in her shoulder.
On February 13, 2021 at approximately 12:00 P.M., Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers investigated a third deer shot with a similar dart and severely injured in the same vicinity of the previous two deer. The deer had to be euthanized by the trooper.
If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Trooper Dean Trent through the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-589-2547.