Oregon State Police increase reward for information on deer shot with arrows

Oregon State Police investigating after deer shot with arrows (photo from Oregon State Police)

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon State Police increased the reward offered for information on the person or people responsible for shooting deer with arrows in Shady Cove Monday.

The reward is now $2,000.

Investigators say the arrows were still stuck in the deer and the deer were still alive.

Friday, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials responded to possibly tranquilize one deer to be able to remove the arrow, but they were unable to find the animal.

A trooper went back to look later in the evening and found not one, but two deer that had arrows protruding from them.

Fortunately, the deer were able to eat and walk around, and the injuries from the arrows did not appear to be life-threatening.

Officials say additional information received leads them to believe that there might be a third deer with an arrow stuck in it.

A reward is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association for any information leading to an arrest in this case.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact either the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or by calling Oregon State Police Dispatch at 541-776-6111.

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