Public’s help needed to identify the person responsible for unlawfully killing a buck deer

DOUGLAS CO, OR – Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers in Roseburg are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and apprehending the person responsible for unlawfully killing a buck deer with a small caliber air rifle on May 30 or 31, 2024.

The preliminary investigation indicated the animal was shot while in the 6000 block of Garden Valley Road between Kestrel Lane and Old Garden Valley Road on May 30 or May 31. The killing of the buck deer may not have been intentional, rather an individual may have been attempting to haze the animal away from a yard of residence in the area. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Matt Bowersox through OSP dispatch at 800-442-2068 or *OSP (*677) from a mobile phone.

Those with information may remain anonymous and a TIP reward for cash or preference points will be offered for information leading to a citation or arrest in the case.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.


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