July 20, 2009
Reward Offered in Oregon Deer Poaching
The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for illegally killing a deer in Lane County, Ore. The deer was found at the end of Idyllwild Street off 10th Street in Creswell, Ore.
According to the Oregon State Police, the male deer was shot on or about July 12. Oregon Turn in Poachers is also offering a reward in the case.
"The flippant poaching of this deer is a serious crime and shows the disregard some individuals have of wildlife," said Scott Beckstead, Oregon state director for The HSUS. "The HSUS applauds the Oregon State Police and Fish and Wildlife Division for thoroughly investigating this incident."
Every year, thousands of poachers are arrested nationwide; however, it is estimated that only 1 to 5 percent of poachers are caught. Poachers kill wildlife anytime, anywhere and sometimes do so in particularly cruel ways.
Anyone with information about the case should call OSP Trooper Marc Boyd at (541) 505-1063. Those wishing to stay anonymous should call the Turn in Poacher (TIP) line at (800) 452-7888.
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