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Still-Living Deer Found Shot With Arrows Prompt Search, Reward

Oregon State Police

Two – possibly three deer – have been reported in the Shady Cove area of Jackson County with arrows protruding from their bodies. One deer has an arrow shot through its head.

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One of the sighted deer has been shot through the head.

A $2,000 reward has been posted for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

Credit Oregon State Police / OSP
One other deer has been shot through the upper neck/shoulder area.

Sergeant Kaipo Raiser of the Oregon State Police says there are a number of possible charges and fines to come to those who shot the deer.

“The take or attempt to take a deer during a closed season," begins Sgt. Raiser.  "Animal abuse or cruelty, harassment of wildlife, just to name a few. 

"Currently, they’re still getting around, they’re alive. The injuries appear to be non-life threatening at this point.”

Authorities tried to find and tranquilize the deer to remove the arrows, but were unable to locate the animals.

People with information on the shooter or shooters can call the Turn-In Poachers program or Oregon State Police.

Those numbers are 800-452-7888 and 541-776-7888, respectively.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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