By Henry Miller
You could be eligible for a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest of the poacher or poachers responsible for killing two deer near Newport and leaving a large portion of the meat to rot.
On November 3, troopers from the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division located the remains of two carcasses dumped near a Hancock Timber gate off of Hayes Creek Road.
The road is off Highway 20, at Milepost 21 in Lincoln County.
Rib and neck meat had been left on both carcasses along with a bag of meat scraps.
By the time that troopers found the carcasses, an estimated 35 to 40 pounds of meat had spoiled.
The Oregon Hunter's Association, in cooperation with Leupold and Stevens, is offering the cash reward.
Anyone with tips should call Trooper Heather Van Meter at the Newport Area Command at (541) 270-9637.