Three young Black-tailed bucks were found alongside a sand road on the North Spit of Coos Bay, March 23. All three deer were shot in the head from relatively close range and were likely taken using artificial light at night. These deer were shot and left to waste.

OSP troopers estimate that the deer were killed sometime between March 19-21, 2021, and it is closed season for Black-tailed deer.

Police ask that any person with information about this incident contact trooper John Cooper. Callers can be anonymous contacting the TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888.

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big- game mammals.

The TIP email address is [email protected]