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UPDATE - Oregon State Police is Requesting Assistance Locating Person(s) who Shot a Mule Deer Buck and Left it to Waste - Grant County (Photo) - 09/29/20

On September 5, 2020 John Day Fish and Wildlife Troopers investigated a report of a 4 point mule deer buck shot with a firearm and wasted in Dayville City limits. 

Investigation resulted in information identifying Alan Burmeister Jr. (66) of Dayville as a potential suspect. 

On September 27, 2020 Troopers interviewed Burmeister and he admitted to shooting the buck with a .22 magnum rifle on the evening of September 4th. 

Troopers seized the rifle used in the unlawful taking of the buck and charged Burmeister with 3 wildlife crimes to include: Unlawful Take Deer-Closed Season, Unlawful Take of Deer-Prohibited Weapon, and Waste of a Game Mammal.  Other offenses will be referred to the Grant County District Attorney’s Office for consideration.


Oregon State Police is requesting the public's assistance in locating the subject (s) that shot a mule deer buck, inside of Dayville city limits, and left it to waste.

On the morning of September 5, 2020 Oregon State Police were notified of a dead mule deer buck near the Dayville cafe. The deer was examined and determined to have been shot with a firearm, most likely on the day prior (September 4, 2020). 

The deer was not salvageable for donation.

OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers request that if you have any information regarding this incident to please contact the TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677) or TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM) 

** 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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