On October 29, 2022, at about 3:00 P.M., Troopers responded to a call of a dead bear in a tree with an arrow sticking out of it near Anderson Creek Road, not far from Talent, Oregon. The investigation determined that not only was the bear struck by an arrow while in the tree, but it also had two bullet holes. Jackson County Fire District 5 was called to assist with getting the bear out of the tree.
Evidence collected at the scene indicated human involvement in the death of the bear.
On October 31, 2022, a second deceased bear in a tree was discovered in the same area. This bear was decomposed, but OSP believes its death was human-caused.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Reference case number SP22291483.
Source: Oregon State Police