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Oregon wildlife officials are reminding hunters to get rid of all scented lures that contain deer or elk urine by 2020.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull explains, it’s a new state law aimed at keeping Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) out of Oregon.

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The New Year brings many fresh starts and new opportunities, which in Oregon now includes the legal option to salvage roadkill.

Another deer has been found with an arrow lodged in its head, this time in Douglas County. Since spring, Oregon officials have investigated three such cases.

Shooting a deer out of season can lead to charges of animal abuse and harassment of wildlife.

Oregon State Police Wildlife Division Lieutenant Darin Lux says that while unfortunate, these reports are common.

"A lot of these animals do survive. We believe that the one in jackson county survived, which is a good thing. It's just tough on the animals…. it’s just not right.”

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More Oregonians are getting out for hikes as the weather warms up, increasing the chances of encountering wildlife. Officials say to leave animals be, even if they are young and look stranded. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Earlier this week, we reported on several deer found illegally shot with arrows in the Shady Cove area of southwest Oregon.

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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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It’s peak season for collisions between cars and deer or elk.  But wildlife officials say for those wanting to salvage any roadkill, that’s not allowed yet.  KLCC’s Brian Bull explains.  

Many Poaching Cases Go Unreported

Nov 25, 2013
Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife

A recently killed deer in South Eugene is a reminder many poaching crimes go unreported, and police rely on the public's help to catch illegal animal killings.

In the early hours on the morning of November 15th, residents awoke to shots being fired and some observed a vehicle driving away from a fallen black-tailed buck. Oregon State's Fish and Wildlife Trooper Ed Imholt is glad residents called in the crime, but he says many times instances like this go unreported.