By Simina Mistreanu
Oregon State Police is asking for the public's help in identifying whomever killed two buck deer in the Bend area.
A Bend city employee found the dead deer about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the entrance to a Bureau of Land Management property at the end of McGrath Road, north of the Bend Municipal Airport.
Investigators said the deer had been shot with a small-caliber firearm within the last 24 hours at a different place, then transported and dumped in the area where they were found.
The Oregon Hunters Association TIP Reward Program is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.
The association asks anyone with information to call 1-800-452-7888, call Sgt. Lowell Lea at 541-633-2240 or email Lowell.firstname.lastname@example.org.