OSP Fish and Wildlife on the Hunt for Poachers After Illegal Deer Kill

OSP Fish and Wildlife on the Hunt for Poachers After Illegal Deer Kill

The OSP Fish and Wildlife Division seeks the public’s assistance in identifying individuals accountable for the illegal waste of four black-tailed deer in Tillamook County.

On November 17th, at approximately 8:30 AM, troopers responded to a report of multiple deer shot and left on Stimson Timber Company property. The investigation unfolded:

  • One Doe and one fawn were found on EB110 Road.
  • Another doe was located near the half-mile marker of Old Crow Mainline Road.
  • A fourth fawn was discovered around 100 yards into a new clearcut area on 4015 Road.

Built upon evidence, it’s opined all four deer were shot around the same time, feasibly over the span of the final week-weekend of general deer season. The Oregon State Police and Wildlife Division urges anyone with information pertaining to this incident.

If you possess relevant information, we appreciate you to reach out to the Oregon State Police, Dispatch by dialing 1-800-452-7888, utilizing the code *OSP (*677), or emailing [email protected]. Please include the reference case number SP23364118.

Outlined below is the list of rewards offered by OSP Fish and Wildlife:

Report Violations of Wildlife and Habitat Laws

The Turn In Poachers (TIP) program is a collaborative effort encompassing the Oregon State Police, Oregon Hunters Association, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Wildlife Coalition, Oregon Outfitter and Guides Association, and the Oregon State Marine Board.

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information that leads to an arrest or the issuance of a citation related to the unlawful take, possession or waste of big game mammals.

Rewards Based on Preference Points

  • 5 Points: Bighorn Sheep
  • 5 Points: Rocky Mountain Goat
  • 5 Points: Moose
  • 5 Points: Wolf
  • 4 Points: Elk
  • 4 Points: Deer
  • 4 Points: Pronghorn Antelope
  • 4 Points: Bear
  • 4 Points: Cougar

TIP program extends cash rewards for individuals offering information leading to an arrest or the issuance of a citation for the unlawful take, possession or waste of numerous fish and wildlife species. Cash rewards are also applicable for offenses such as habitat destruction, illegal acquisition of hunting or angling licenses or tags, lending or borrowing big game tags, spotlighting or snagging.

Cash Rewards Offered by the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA)

  • $2,000 for Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, or Moose
  • $1,000 for Elk, Deer, or Antelope
  • $600 for Bear, Cougar, or Wolf
  • $300 for Habitat destruction
  • $200 for Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags
  • $200 for Unlawful lending/borrowing big game tag(s)
  • $200 for Game Fish & Shellfish
  • $200 for Game Birds or Furbearers
  • $200 for Spotlighting
  • $200 for Snagging/Attempt to Snag

Cash Rewards Provided by the Oregon Wildlife Coalition (OWC)

  • $500 for Hawk, Falcon, Eagle, Owl, Osprey
  • $500 for Cougar, Bobcat, Beaver (public lands only), Black bears, Bighorn Sheep, Marten, Fisher, Sierra Nevada Red Fox
  • $1,000 for Species listed as “threatened” or “endangered” under state or federal Endangered Species Act (excludes fish)

Cash Rewards Offered by the Oregon Outfitters & Guides Association (OOGA)

  • $200 for Acting as an Outfitter Guide for the Illegal Killing of Wildlife, Illegally Obtaining Oregon hunting or Angling Licenses or Tags or Illegally Offering to Act as an Outfitter Guide as defined in ORS 704.010 and 704.020.

To Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (*677)

TIP email: [email protected] (monitored Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

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