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Reward of $15,000 offered in bighorn sheep poaching case in Oregon

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SALEM, Ore. (AP)– The Oregon Hunters Association is offering a reward of $15,000 for information leading to the arrest of a bighorn sheep poacher. The Oregon State Police say three rams were killed in Gilliam County in Eastern Oregon last month.

The Statesman-Journal reports ( ) the hunting group runs a “turn in poachers” program that annually pays more than $13,000 to informants in poaching cases.

The bighorn sheep were killed and left to waste along Interstate 84 east of Rufus, Oregon on April 10.