The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in Ontario is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the wasting of several Snow Geese that were discovered on private property south of Nyssa.

A Fish and Wildlife Trooper responded to the call on Monday, March 12, 2018 and believes this happened within a few days prior. The Trooper located several snow geese that had been harvested and discarded into a drainage ditch. Some of the snow geese had been processed but several had been left to waste.

A reward is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association through the Turn-In-Poachers (T.I.P.) program for any information leading to an arrest in this or any other wildlife case. Callers can remain anonymous. The T.I.P. program number is 1-800-452-7888.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact either the TIP hotline or by calling Trooper Brian Wickert at the Oregon State Police Office in Ontario at 541-889-6469 Ext. 4771.

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who “work” the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

To report a wildlife and/or habitat law violation or suspicious activity, call the T.I.P. Hotline (24/7) at 1-800-452-7888, or email: TIP@state.or.us (monitored M-F 8AM – 5PM).