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Swan Killing Case Reward Rises to $4,000: Interest in Illegal Shooting Case Continues

A $4,0000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person(s) who illegally shot "Chuck" the Trumpeter Swan in Sunriver on Thanksgiving.

Sunriver, OR, February 19, 2018 --( The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory announced another major increase in the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for illegally shooting the well-known Trumpeter Swan, Chuck, on Thanksgiving day in 2017. The Trumpeter Swan Society has doubled their contribution by adding $500 to the reward and an anonymous donor has provided an additional $500 in support, bringing the total reward to $4,000.

Nearly three months after the shooting incident, the search continues for the person(s) responsible for the illegal shooting. Persons with any information regarding this incident should call the Sunriver Police at 541-593-1014. All information is greatly appreciated.

Sunriver Nature Center is working closely with The Trumpeter Swan Society and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to identify and purchase a new mate for Gracie, the female Trumpeter Swan that will continue to reside on Lake Aspen at the Nature Center. In 2017, Gracie and Chuck produced four offspring, called cygnets, that will be transferred to Summer Lake Wildlife Area in the spring as part of Oregon’s Trumpeter Swan Reintroduction program. It is the hope that Gracie, together with her future mate, will continue to produce cygnets that will contribute to the successful reintroduction of Trumpeter Swans in the region.

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Since its founding in 1968, the non-profit Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory has provided a wide array of environmental and astronomy programs, events, and exhibits for residents and visitors. The Observatory offers the largest number of telescopes for public viewing in the United States. More information is available at and
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Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory
Amanda Accamando
(541) 797-9959

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