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Update --Oregon State Police requesting public's assistance with unlawfully taken/wasted deer - Linn County (Photo) - 11/26/19

The Oregon State Police would like to thank the public for the assistance with information that lead to the arrest of the unlawfully taken buck deer near Sweet Home. The Oregon State Police received multiple tips from the public to identify the subjects involved in the unlawful taking.

On 11/24/2019, Troopers from the Albany office talked to Dallas Loewen-Beutel of Sweet Home, Oregon and Ryan Justice of Foster, Oregon. Subsequent to the investigation, Dallas was criminally cited for Aiding/Counseling in a Wildlife Offense and Waste of Game Mammal. Ryan was criminally cited for Take/Possession of Buck Deer and Waste of Game Mammal. The rifle used to kill the buck was seized as evidence.


On November 17, 2019 at approximately 1:30 P.M. the Oregon State Police received a complaint regarding a buck deer shot unlawfully with a rifle and left to waste in the area of Swamp Mountain, this is approximately 10 miles east of Sweet Home.  

The witness observed two adult subjects in a newer, bright red, Chevrolet pickup (attached picture is similar) operating on commercial timber property when one subject shot the buck deer with a rifle from the cab of the pickup.  The vehicle left the area after learning the witness observed the illegal activity. 

 Identifying features regarding the vehicle:

·        bright red paint

·        black wheels with lower profile / wide tires

·        loud exhaust

·        crew cab / 4-door

·        dark tinted windows

·        tube-style steps or nerf bars

·        slight lift or leveled front end

·        white sticker in the upper portion of windshield with 6-characters, possibly “OREGON”

·        small green and white or blue and white, square sticker in lower right corner of back window


** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

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

Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers 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.


* $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 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

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