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Oregon State Police investigating poaching case

Oregon State Police investigating poaching case
Posted at 12:31 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 14:31:46-05

Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife investigators are asking for the public's help in finding the person or persons who shot and left to waste a mature mule deer buck in the Starkey Wildlife Management Unit in Union County, Oregon. 

On Saturday, October 28th, an elk hunter notified Oregon State Police that he had located the carcass of deer. 

Senior Trooper Kris Davis responded to the scene to investigate. 

Investigators believe the deer was killed either late Thursday, October 27th or early Friday, October 28th. 

The Rocky Mountain elk season was open during that time.  

Only the antlers and skull cap were removed from the deer, investigators said; all the meat was left and wasted. 

The deer was found near Dark Canyon, west of the Spring Creek area, off I-84 outside of LaGrande. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact OSP Senior Trooper Kris Davis at the LaGrande Patrol Office, 541-805-4757. Callers can also stay anonymous by calling the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888.