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Oregon State Police seek public assistance in Washington County deer poaching case

A deer near Hagg Lake on August 3, 2020. File photo: Chas Hundley

The Oregon State Police are seeking information in a case involving a poached antlerless deer left in front of a gate on Stimson Lumber property north of Mountaindale in Washington County.

A graphic photo of the deer in question is at the bottom of this story.

According to a press release from OSP, an OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper was notified on Jan. 22 that a carcass had been dumped in front of a gate on Stimson land near Smoke Ranch Road and Pumpkin Ridge Road north of the Mountaindale community.

The carcass — wrapped in a green tarp — had all four legs removed and the backstrap cut off, OSP said.

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