PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Humane Society and Oregon Hunters Association are offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the person responsible for shooting a blacktail doe in the neck.
The deer was shot out of season in the area of Cherry Grove, in western Washington County.
On Friday, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the deer was captured and the arrow was removed from its neck. The deer was released back into the wild.
The deer is believed to be pregnant, according to the Oregon State Police. ODFW officials could not confirm whether the deer was pregnant.
Local residents say the deer is part of a herd that lives in the area.
The injured doe was first spotted on Feb. 11.
Anyone with information about the person or persons who shot the deer should call the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline: 1-800-452-7888, or email TIP@state.or.us.