The reward has been increased, but at least officials were able to safely remove arrows from two of the deer.
Last week, we first reported on the Oregon State Police investigating some deer shot with arrows in Shady Cove, Oregon.
There's both good news and bad news. The good news is Oklahoma Department of Fish and Wildlife officials were able to successfully tranquilize and remove arrows from an adult doe and a yearling doe. Officials believe their odds of survival are good.
The bad news is officials still don't know who is responsible. The original $2,000 reward for leads has now been increased to $2,600 thanks to additional contributions from Ashland Archers and Dewclaw Archery.
"This is not ethical hunting, it's a twisted act of poaching," said Zach Lycett, board member of the Rogue Valley Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association in a press release. "True ethical hunters respect the animals they hunt and are grateful for the opportunities to hunt. We do not stand for these kinds of criminal acts."
Photos of the deer stuck with arrows went wildly viral shortly after the incident.
Once again, police are encouraging anyone with information to call the Oregon Turn-in-Poachers hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or the Oregon State Police at 541-776-6111. Callers have the option to remain anonymous.
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