Central Oregon Daily2 poached bears discovered in Oregon trees; One shot with arrow, bullets

2 poached bears discovered in Oregon trees; One shot with arrow, bullets

2 poached bears discovered in Oregon trees; One shot with arrow, bullets

Poached bear in Tree

(Editor’s note: An image of the bear that was pulled out of the tree with the arrow in it appears at the bottom of this story. It may be disturbing for some).

A dead bear was found with an arrow sticking out of it high in a tree in southwest Oregon Saturday. Oregon State Police is asking the public’s help to find who is behind the poaching and leaving the animal to waste. It’s the latest in a string of poachings reported across Oregon in the past several weeks.

OSP said the bear was found around 3:00 p.m. in a tree near Anderson Creek Road in Talent, Ore.

The investigation found the bear also was hit by at least two bullets, OSP said.

Jackson County firefighters were called in to get the bear out of the tree.

As second bear was found on Monday, also in a tree and in the same area. The bear was decomposed, but OSP believes the death was human caused.

RELATED: $1,000 reward, hunter points offered to find poachers of 2 Oregon elk

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Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Reference case number SP22291483.

The reported poachings across Oregon in the past six weeks include elk, deer, bears and at least one wolf. One of those cases happened last month in Deschutes County.

RELATED: OSP looking for 2 people, truck after poaching of elk in Deschutes County

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