Poaching remains a major problem in Central Oregon October 19, 2016

Oregon Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... a spike in poaching of both mule deer and elk ... a study conducted from 2005 to 2012 found legal and illegal harvest numbers to be about equal in Central Oregon. Biologists collared mule deer and then tracked their cause of death, whether it was legal or illegal harvest, disease or predation...

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