Douglas County, Ore. -- Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division continues to ask for the public's help for information to identify the suspect(s) involved in the late March shooting of a fawn deer in Douglas County.
A reward was increased after The Humane society of the United States (HSUS) and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust (HSWLT) offered up $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible in this case.
The reward adds to the original offer up to $500 by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) reward program.
"Shooting a defenseless fawn and dumping it in a ditch to rot is cruel and unacceptable," said Scott Beckstead, Oregon senior state director for The HSUS. "The person who illegally shot this baby deer needs to be held accountable for his or her action. We applaud the Oregon State Police for their tireless work to investigate this shooting."