Reward for Information on Three Deer Poached Near Hood River

September 28, 2023

HOOD RIVER, Ore. —Poachers left a Mule deer buck and doe on public property near Odell on or about Sept. 3, 2023. Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) will award $1,000 for a tip that leads to an arrest or citation in the case.

OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers responding to a call at about 6:20 PM on Sept. 3 discovered the buck deer, which was shot twice; once in the chest and once in the head. Later that evening, another call to the TIP Line led Troopers back to the site where they found the carcass of a doe, also shot in the chest and head.

A Mule deer buck discovered illegally killed near Hood River. OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers found a doe nearby. Oregon Hunters Association is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest or citation in the case, which they believe happened on or about Sept. 3.

The two cases follow another recent poaching case about seven miles away in the Hood River unit.

On Fri. Aug 25, Troopers responding to a call to the Turn in Poachers TIP Line discovered a Mule deer buck near 5940 Billings Rd, and Dee Hwy. The buck had been shot with a high-powered pellet gun rifle. In all three cases, the deer were left to waste. Troopers were unable to salvage meat from any carcasses.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Reference case number SP23-281043.


The Protect Oregon’s Wildlife- Turn In Poachers campaign educates the public on how to recognize and report poaching. This campaign is a collaboration among state agencies, sportsmen and other conservationists, landowners, and recreationists to engage the public in combatting Oregon’s poaching problem. Our goal is to: Incentivize reporting on wildlife crimes through the TIP Line; Strengthen enforcement by increasing the number of OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers; and Support prosecution in becoming an effective deterrent. The campaign helps to protect and enhance Oregon’s fish and wildlife and their habitat for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Contact campaign coordinator Yvonne Shaw for more information. Yvonne.L.Shaw@odfw.oregon.gov.

If you know of or suspect other crimes against fish wildlife or habitat, please report to the Turn In Poachers (TIP) Line. 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (*677) from a mobile phone. Or email: TIP@osp.oregon.gov.

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