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Police Make Arrest in Killing of Sunriver Swan

The swan named "Chuck" died last November

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Police in Sunriver have arrested a Bend man accused of killing a trumpeter swan near the Sunriver Nature Center in November.

Cops say they received an anonymous tip leading them to 23-year-old Jordan Dupuis, who they later arrested on a charge of Unlawfully Taking of Prohibited Species, a Class A Misdemeanor. It's illegal to hunt swans in the state of Oregon. 

A trumpeter swan in its native habitat. - ALAN D. WILSON, WWW.NATURESPICSONLINE.COM
  • Alan D. Wilson, www.naturespicsonline.com
  • A trumpeter swan in its native habitat.

Officers found the swan, who they believe was shot Thanksgiving Day, just north of Gannet Lane in Sunriver. The swan, an 11-year-old male named Chuck, was later euthanized by veterinarians. Dupuis will be in court April 18 in relation to the case. If convicted, a Class A misdemeanor can carry a sentence of up to one year behind bars.


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Nicole Vulcan has been editor of the Source since 2016. While the pandemic reduced "hobbies" to "aspirations," you can mostly find her raising chickens, walking dogs, riding all the bikes and attempting to turn a high desert scrap of land into a permaculture oasis. (Progress: slow.)

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