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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the illegal killing and waste of a bull elk in east Lincoln County. A reward of $500 is being offered with contributions from the Oregon Hunters Association.
According to Senior Trooper Ryan Kehr, on the morning of November 3rd, 2011 a hunter found the remains of a 5-point bull elk on the Starker Forest Stutz Tree Farm in the Burnt Woods area off of Burnt Woods Harlan Road near Shotpouch Road. Initial investigation reveals the bull elk was killed the previous evening.
Kehr said the elk was shot and left to waste. The meat had spoiled and the animal was not salvageable.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Turn-In-Poacher TIP line at 800-452-7888, or Senior Trooper Kehr at (541) 270-0097.