SUNRIVER, OR -- The Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory is increasing the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for last month's illegal shooting of a well-known trumpeter swan. The reward is now at $2,500. "Chuck" was killed November 23, 2017.
The Trumpeter Swan Society has offered an additional $500 for the reward. The Minnesota-based organization works to assure the vitality and welfare of wild trumpeter swans. And, the Oregon Hunters Association's Bend Chapter has also added $500. The group's mission is to protect the state's wildlife, habitat and hunting heritage.
Anyone with information in the case is urged to call Sunriver Police at 541-593-1014.