This buck deer was killed Nov. 3 in Lincoln County on timber company property near Harlan. (Photo provided by Oregon State Police)

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is investigating the taking of a forked-horn buck deer earlier this month on timber company property near Harlan, the agency said Friday.

Troopers responded Nov. 3 to a report of a deer that was found shot, field-dressed and left for waste.

OSP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the person or party responsible for shooting and wasting the deer. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email Reference case number SP23352231. 

The Turn In Poachers (TIP) program is a collaboration between the Oregon State Police, Oregon Hunters Association, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Wildlife Coalition, Oregon Outfitter and Guides Association and the Oregon State Marine Board. 

The program offers preference point rewards or cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation. 

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