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Bucks illegally shot in McMinnville

State police offering reward for information leading to arrest

Ossie Bladine/News-Register<br><b> State Police Trooper Roger Reid is seeking information about the illegal killing of two deer Friday. This buck was recovered be Reid, who said they will determine if the meat can be salvaged.</b>
Ossie Bladine/News-Register
State Police Trooper Roger Reid is seeking information about the illegal killing of two deer Friday. This buck was recovered be Reid, who said they will determine if the meat can be salvaged.

Oct 11, 2013 | 3 Comments


News-Register Staff

Oregon State Police game officers are investigating the illegal killing of two bucks near the intersection of Northwest Hill and Fox Ridge roads — at the large S-curve near Hillside Manor.

Senior Trooper Roger Reid believes the slaying occured some time before 2 p.m. Friday.

He said a concerned citizen reported a shot deer lying in the field southeast of the intersection. Upon arriving at the scene, he spotted tire tracks in the field, leading to a grove of fruit trees on adjcent property at 995 NW Hill Road.

He believes the perpetrator or perpetrators drove into the field, shot one buck, chased the second buck toward the house and shot it under an apple three. He believes the second one was spirited away, leaving the first one lying in the field.

Reid said a shotgun was used. He said one deer was shot just outside city limits while the other was probably shot inside.

If the meat can be salvaged, it will be given to the Salvation Army, Reid said. Otherwise, it will just be disposed of.

The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division troopers are certified meat inspectors. 

Reid said a reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. He said anonymous tips are OK.

He can be reached at 503-472-0294 or roger.reid@state.or.us.

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Comments

07:30 am - Sun, October 13 2013
hikerboy said:
While I'm not a hunter, I know that my friends and family who do hunt are dismayed and saddened to read about things like this. People who illegally kill these animals have no respect for private property, hunting regulations, or wildlife conservation. Those who play by the rules do have respect for these things. Hopefully they find out who did the deed and he or she will get some negative publicity and pay a stiff fine.
05:45 am - Mon, October 14 2013
sisinmac said:
This is so sad, we have so enjoyed watching these deer around our house here in town. What a waste of a beautiful animal, and what a childish thing to do, and a waste of good meat also.
I pray these people get what they deserve for this.
10:02 am - Sat, October 19 2013
Lulu said:
Cowards.
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