Reward offered in buck poaching

Published Sep 3, 2013 at 05:00AM

Oregon State Police fish and wildlife troopers are asking the public for help locating those responsible for shooting with an arrow a trophy buck.

The animal was found seriously injured around 6:45 a.m. Monday on Southwest Duncan Lane near Reed Lane and the Bend Parkway. A Bend Police officer responded to the report and had to kill the deer because of the nature of its injuries.

Troopers from OSP’s fish and wildlife division investigated the killing, and the investigation revealed the animal was likely shot sometime between 6 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday.

A reward of up to $500 is being offered through the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poachers program for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.

Anyone with information should call the tip line at 800-452-7888.

— From staff reports