Oregon State Police is Asking for the Public’s Assistance in an Unlawful killing of a Bull Elk – Tioga Unit (Photo)


The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a 5×5 bull elk, discovered in a clear cut off of 7000 Road (Weyerhaeuser Permit Area) within the Tioga Unit.

On Sunday, February 18, 2018, a Trooper from the Roseburg Patrol Office was contacted about the location of the bull elk. The elk appeared to have been shot and was left to waste with no meat taken. Troopers from the Roseburg Patrol Office later responded to the area and discovered evidence and injuries consistent with the bull being shot with a rifle. The bull appeared to have been dead for one to two weeks.

A reward is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association through the Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) program for any information leading to an arrest in this or any other wildlife case.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact either the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677) or by calling Oregon State Police Dispatch at 541-776-6111. Callers can remain anonymous.

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.

The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds.

TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: [email protected] (Monitored M-F 8:00AM – 5:00PM)

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