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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) involved in a Bend-area poaching incident after two dead deer were found Tuesday morning northeast of the Bend city limits. A reward is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this investigation.

On July 30, 2013 at approximately 9:30 a.m., a Bend city employee reported finding two dead deer on the entrance to BLM property at the end of McGrath Road north of the Bend Municipal Airport. Initial investigation indicates the two buck deer were shot with a small caliber firearm within the last 24 hours at a separate location and transported in an unidentified vehicle to the dump site where they were found.

A reward of up to $500 is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association TIP Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or Sergeant Lowell Lea at (541) 633-2240 or email Lowell.lea@state.or.us.

More information about the Turn-In-Poachers Program is available at:



Traffic & Weather

  • Chains or Traction Tires required on the mountain passes and Highway 97 South of Bend.
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