Oregon State Police are asking for the public's help in solving a deer poaching case near Merrill. A reward of up to $250 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction, according to a news release.
During the week ending Dec. 7, a large deer was shot and left near the town of Merrill. Local residents were very familiar with the deer which had sweeping antlers estimated to be nearly 30-inches wide.
"This kind of act is exactly what is disgusting about poachers." said OSP Sergeant Randall Hand. "The deer was shot and left to rot while its head was taken as a trophy."
Oregon Hunters Association is offering a reward of $250 through the Turn-In-Poachers program for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in this case. Anyone with information related to this case is urged to call Hand at 541-851-4911, or the Turn-In-Poachers TIP line at 800-452-7888.
Information about the TIP program is available at oregon.gov/osp/FW/pages/f_w_tip.aspx.