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Law enforcement are seeking those responsible for killing a deer from a pickup truck in the Swamp Mountain area of Linn County.

Two men have been criminally cited in a Nov. 17 incident involving a buck deer unlawfully shot and left to waste in the Swamp Mountain area of Linn County, approximately 10 miles east of Sweet Home.

According to an Oregon State Police news release, troopers from the Albany office talked to Dallas Loewen-Beutel of Sweet Home and Ryan Justice of Foster. Dallas was then criminally cited for aiding/counseling in a wildlife offense and waste of game mammal. Ryan was criminally cited for take/possession of buck deer and waste of game mammal.

The rifle used to kill the buck was seized as evidence.

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The call about the deer came in at about 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 17. A witness had observed two adults in a newer, bright red Chevrolet pickup operating on commercial timber property. One subject shot the buck deer with a rifle from the pickup's cab. The vehicle left the area after learning the witness saw the illegal activity.

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