BEND, OR -- State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the poachers responsible for taking two Central Oregon trophy mule deer.
One buck was left to waste on BLM land in Kotzman Basin, in Deschutes County, with only the head and back straps taken.
It was found earlier this month, but is believed to have been killed in late October. The second was found in the yard of a Three Rivers home, near Lake Billy Chinook in Jefferson County. Investigators believe it was shot elsewhere and don’t think the cases are connected.
Anyone with information is asked to call OSP or the Turn in Poachers hotline at 800-452-7888. The TIP program is offering up to a $500 reward.