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JEFFERSON COUNTY, OR - On Monday, September 11, 2023, Oregon State Troopers responded to the report of a dead buck deer that was found left to waste in the Three Rivers Community, Jefferson County. 

It was determined the buck deer was shot three times with a bow, two arrows were located still in the buck deer.  No meat was salvaged from the buck and the antlers were still attached.  The Oregon State Police is requesting the publics assistance with identifying the person(s) responsible for the wasting of the buck deer.  

Wasted buck deer Jefferson OR 200

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at . Reference case number SP23-290482.

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* 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

 Oregon Hunters Association Cash Rewards:

* $2,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, and Moose

* $1,000 Elk, Deer, and Antelope

* $600 Bear, Cougar, and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags

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

* $200 Game Birds or Furbearers

* $200 Spotlighting

* $200 Snagging/Attempting to Snag

* $200 Game Fish and Shellfish

 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) 


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