State police looking for Douglas County poacher

State police looking for Douglas County poacher

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Oregon State Police are looking for the person or people that killed a deer in the northern part of the county.

OSP Fish & Wildlife Division says someone shot and killed a large Columbian White-tail buck in the 7400 block of Scotts Valley Road East of Yoncalla.

Troopers say the deer was shot with a high-caliber rifle and left to waste on Friday or Saturday.

Officials say White-tailed deer are highly protected and there are very limited hunts.

The 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 or people involved.

Anyone with information related to this case is urged to call Senior Trooper Stone at (541) 440-3334, or the Turn-In-Poachers TIP line at 1-800-452-7888.