Troopers from the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division are seeking the public’s help in identifying poachers who unlawfully shot and wasted four deer Friday in the Kotzman Basin area southeast of Bend.
OSP received a report Saturday from two people filming winter range deer who discovered the four carcasses south of U.S. Highway 20 in Deschutes County. Three of the four had been decapitated. Police say the deer were most likely shot Friday afternoon.
The Oregon Hunter’s Association is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case. Call the Turn-In-Poachers tip line at 1-800-452-7888, or contact OSP Senior Trooper Menlow at 541-419-1651.