The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s assistance in locating whoever was responsible for the unlawful taking of five mule deer outside of Baker City, within the Lookout Mountain Wildlife Management Unit, located in Baker County.
On Dec. 1, 2015 OSP was notified of three dead mule deer, two of the deer were mule deer bucks with their heads removed, the third was a mule deer doe. The deer were unlawfully killed off of the main Lookout Mountain road.
During the investigation it was determined that there were a minimum of five mule deer and one wild turkey that were killed at this location. Four of the five deer were bucks with their heads removed. All five deer were left to waste. The deer are believed to have been killed during the week of Thanksgiving.
A reward is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association through the Turn-in Poachers (TIP) program for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in this or any other wildlife offense. Callers can remain anonymous. The TIP program number is 1-800-452-7888.
Anyone with information regarding this particular offense is encouraged to contact Senior Trooper Brad Duncan with the Oregon State Police in Baker City at 541-519-7867.