Elk Poaching; ODF+W Seeks Help From Public

Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for help from the public to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the unlawful shooting and waste of a 5×5 bull elk found in the Thunder Mountain area southeast of Glide in Douglas County. The investigating trooper believes the elk was killed in the past week. A reward of up to $500 is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poacher program for information in this case.

According to officials, the elk was found off Thunder Mountain Road about 3 miles east of Peel County Store in a recently logged clear cut owned by a logging company. They believe the bull elk was killed within the last 7 to 10 days.

A reward of up to $500 is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-452-7888, or Trooper Merritt at 541-440-3334 or wayne.merritt@state.or.us.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 and is filed under Local News, State News.