OSP Fish and Wildlife Division searching for person(s) responsible for the poaching of this buck


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HOOD RIVER, OR - The Oregon State Police (OSP) is reporting that: The OSP Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help in locating the individual or individuals responsible for the poaching of a buck deer in the Hood management unit, location is south of Hood River, Oregon.

It is believed the buck was shot with a high powered pellet gun rifle sometime between 6:00 p.m., Thursday August 24th and 6:30 a.m., Friday August 25th.  The deer was located near 5940 Billings Rd. just off Dee Hwy. No part of the deer was removed.

OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is urging anyone with information about this case to call the Oregon State Police Tip-line at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at . Please reference case number SP23-274719

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

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-Rocky 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. 


Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) Cash Rewards:

$2,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat & Moose 

$1,000 Elk, Deer & Antelope 

$600 Bear, Cougar & Wolf

$300 Habitat Destruction 

$200 Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags

$200 Unlawful Lending/Borrowing Big Game Tag(s)

$200 Game Fish & Shellfish

$200 Game Birds or Furbearers

$200 Spotlighting

$200 Snagging/Attempt to Snag

Oregon Wildlife Coalition (OWC) Cash Rewards:


$500 Hawk, Falcon, Eagle, Owl, Osprey

All other protected avian species: see category below for listed species 


$500 Cougar, Bobcat, Beaver (public lands only), Black bears, Bighorn Sheep, Marten, Fisher, Sierra Nevada Red Fox

Species listed as “threatened" or “endangered" under state or federal Endangered Species Act (excludes fish) 

$1,000 (e.g. wolf, wolverine, kit fox, red tree vole, Canada lynx, sea otter, Columbian white-tailed deer, California brown pelican, western snowy plover, California least tern, northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet, short-tailed albatross, streaked horned lark, yellow-billed cuckoo, leatherback sea turtle, olive ridley sea turtle, Oregon spotted frog, green sea turtle, loggerhead sea turtle)

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)TIP E-Mail:   (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)


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