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Buck deer poached near Hood River; OSP asking public’s help to find culprit

Buck deer poached near Hood River; OSP asking public’s help to find culprit

(Thumbnail) Hood River Buck Deer

(Editor’s note: A full image of the poached deer is at the bottom of this story. It may be considered graphic to some.)

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division says it is asking for the public’s help in find those responsible for the poaching of a buck deer south of Hood River.

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(GRAPHIC) Hood River Buck Deer
An image of a poached buck deer found near Hood River, Oregon, in late August 2023. (Oregon State Police)

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