OSP Fish & Wildlife Seek Public’s Assistance Identifying Poacher

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Fish & Wildlife officials are trying to identify the person responsible for poaching an antelope on the Keating Wildlife Management Unit. (OSP photo)

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for public assistance in identifying the person responsible for killing the antelope in the Keating Wildlife Management Unit.

On Aug. 5, OSP Fish & Wildlife Troopers received information from a citizen who found an antelope carcass on Bureau of Land Management property between Mother Lode Road and Skinner Lane in Keating.

OSP Fish & Wildlife Troopers responded to the scene and found the butchered carcass of an antelope with the head removed. Troopers determined the antelope was likely killed sometime during the first week of August.  In addition to the unlawful take, troopers also determined meat was left to waste.

The first controlled antelope season in this area, the 462 Pine Cr-Keating hunt is Aug. 13-21.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the Oregon State Police via the Tip-line at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email TIP@osp.oregon.gov.  Reference case number SP22203156.