OSP seeking information on poached buck in John Day

JOHN DAY – (Press release from Oregon State Police)

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful taking and wasting of mule deer buck in John Day.  

On August 8, 2021, the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division was notified of a deceased Mule Deer Buck within the city limits of John Day, in the vicinity of Canyon Creek and Canton Street, near Riverside Trailer Park.  Initial investigation revealed the buck had been shot with a firearm, on the night of August 7, or the early morning hours of August 8, 2021.    

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Fish and Wildlife Trooper Pat McCosker through the OSP TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677) or TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM). 

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

The Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward offers preference points or cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish.  Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags, and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar


* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish