TRAIL, Ore. - Someone illegally shot and killed a buck and seriously wounded another over the weekend, sparking a police investigation and a $3,000 reward.
A resident of northern Jackson County reported finding a dead 4-point buck in their yard off Crowfoot Road, east of Trail, Ore. The buck had a single gunshot wound to its side.
The investigating trooper found a 2-point buck wounded in a nearby pasture. He put the deer down due to its injury and salvaged the meat for donation to a local food bank.
Residents reported hearing several gunshots about 3 a.m. Saturday.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Turn-In-Poachers TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or contact Senior Trooper Jim Collom at (541) 618-7997.