Poacher dumps carcasses of beheaded fawn, gutted doe

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BANDON, Ore. - The headless body of a blacktail fawn and the body of a doe were found gutted and wrapped in a blue tarp on Tuesday.

Now state wildlife officers want the public's help finding the person or people responsible for the illegal killing and waste of the animals.

A reward of up to $500 is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program for information leading to the arrest in this case. 

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or Trooper Keeler at (541) 888-2677 ext. 243.

The carcasses were found dumped on the side of the road Tuesday on Two Mile Lane in the Bandon area.

Oregon State Police Trooper Ryan Keeler inspected the carcasses and estimated the deer were killed Saturday, Feb. 18, or Sunday, Feb. 19.

The deer appeared shot by a small-caliber firearm.

Both deer were gutted and left to waste, the fawn's head had been removed and could not be found, police said.