- Associated Press - Sunday, January 17, 2016

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police are now asking for the public’s help in solving the poaching of mule deer outside of Baker City late last year.

Fish and Wildlife Division troopers say they were notified of three of the killings Dec. 1, and they ultimately discovered that at least five deer and one wild turkey had been illegally killed within the Lookout Mountain Wildlife Management Unit.

Four of the five deer were bucks with their heads removed, and all of the carcasses were left to waste. Authorities say the animals were likely killed Thanksgiving week.

The Oregon Hunters Association is offering a reward for tips leading to an arrest and conviction.

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