LA GRANDE, Oregon — Investigators with the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division are trying to solve a poaching case outside of La Grande, and it wants the public's help.
Sgt. Chris Hawkins says a buck in the Starkey Unit was shot twice in the head with a .17-caliber rifle. The shooting happened around June 3, a time when deer hunting is not in season.
Hawkins says a citizen found the buck only a couple miles off Interstate 84 in Union County.
A reward is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association through the Turn-in-Poachers program for any information leading to a conviction.
The program number is 1-800-452-7888.