The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s assistance with identifying person(s)responsible for the unlawful taking of a buck deer in the White River Unit.
The incident occurred on or about November 2, 2020.
The location was on Badger Creek Rd, just above Tygh Valley, in the Mt. Hood National Forest near the White River Wildlife Area boundary.
An ODFW employee located the deer, just off the road, with some meat taken and the head removed.
OSP responded and determined the buck deer was shot and the person (s) involved attempted to conceal it by dragging the deer away from the roadway and placing it behind a large rock.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Trooper Jason Walters through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (mobile).
** 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-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.
* $1,000 Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
* $300 Habitat Destruction
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl
* $100 Furbearers
* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish
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: [email protected] (Monitored M-F 8:00AM – 5:00PM)