Bucks illegally shot in McMinnville
State police offering reward for information leading to arrest
Oct 11, 2013 | 3 Comments
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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