The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of a bull elk in Columbia County.
On October 17, 2016, OSP was notified of a dead bull elk in the area of Alder Creek and Cedar Creek, which is located within Columbia County. OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers responded and found a bull elk that had been shot with just the head removed and all meat left to waste. Investigation revealed the elk was most likely shot on or around Sunday, October 16th.
A reward of up to $1000 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is comprised of $500 from the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher (TIP) program and $500 from the Columbia County Chapter of the Oregon Hunter’s Association.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Trooper Joe Dezso through the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888. (Email — [email protected]). Information may be kept anonymous.
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