OREGON STATE POLICE FISH & WILDLIFE TROOPERS REQUESTING PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE TRACKING DOWN ILLEGAL KILLING OF FEMALE ELK
News Release from Oregon State Police
The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a cow elk in Lincoln County.
On Sunday, December 15, 2019, a Newport OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper discovered a deceased cow elk. The deceased cow elk was located off of Gopher Creek road near the junction of Forest Service road 31. The area is also accessible from 1000 Line Road.
The cow elk was killed within the past two weeks and left to waste with no meat removed from the carcass.
OSP is asking anyone who was in the area or anyone who may have information on the suspect(s) to call the TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or dial *OSP and refer information to Trooper Andrew Butler or by email TIP@state.or.us.
** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**
The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.
Preference Point Rewards:
* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep
* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat
* 5 Points-Moose
* 5 Points-Wolf
* 4 Points-Elk
* 4 Points-Deer
* 4 Points-Antelope
* 4 Points-Bear
* 4 Points-Cougar
Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish. Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.
* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
* $300 Habitat Destruction
* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)
* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s)
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl
* $100 Furbearers
* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish
How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)
TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM – 5:00PM)