An unknown person or persons shot two yearling beef calves in a pasture along Highway 101 earlier this month, according to the Oregon State Police. The shooter killed one of the calves, which was then cut up and its meat
The suspect or suspects snipped a hole in a wire fence to enter the pasture near Denmark, an unincorporated Curry County community about 40 miles south of Coos Bay. The beef was then loaded into a vehicle parked along the highway, police said.
The rancher who owns the cattle has put up a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the calf killer, state police announced Tuesday.
Anyone with information should call state police Fish and Wildlife trooper Dylan Roberts at 971-601-0047 or the state police hotline at 800-452-7888. Tips also can be emailed to TIP@state.or.us.