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Poaching rewards continue across Oregon

January 18, 2024

Salem, Ore – Poachers killed three cow elk in Umatilla County and a bull elk in Lincoln County earlier this month. Anyone with information that leads to an arrest or citation in either case may receive rewards of $1,000 or four hunter preference points.

On Jan. 6, Fish and Wildlife troopers received a report of three dead cow elk located on private property in the Columbia Basin Unit in Umatilla County. The carcasses were near Cold Springs Reservoir and Kosmos Road. All three cows had been shot the night before and left to waste. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Reference case number SP24006650.

On Jan. 8, Fish and Wildlife troopers from the Newport office responded to a report of a bull elk shot and killed in a clearing near milepost 4 on Harlan Road. They located the carcass approximately 100 yards from a Weyerhaeuser gate above Harlan Road. Evidence indicates the bull elk was illegally shot the previous night. The poacher or poachers removed two hindquarters from the carcass, leaving most of the meat to waste. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Reference case number SP008527.

The Protect Oregon's Wildlife- Turn In Poachers campaign educates the public on how to recognize and report poaching. This campaign is a collaboration among state agencies, sportsmen and other conservationists, landowners, and recreationists to engage the public in combatting Oregon's poaching problem. Our goal is to: Incentivize reporting on wildlife crimes through the TIP Line; Strengthen enforcement by increasing the number of OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers; and Support prosecution in becoming an effective deterrent. The campaign helps to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitat for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Contact campaign coordinator Yvonne Shaw for more information. Yvonne.L.Shaw@odfw.oregon.gov.

Photo: There is a $3,000 reward for information that leads to the person(s) who poached three cow elk in the Columbia Basin area earlier this month. Photo taken by OSP F&W. https://www.dfw.state.or.us/news/images/2024/011724_three%20poached%20cow%20elk.jpg


Contact: OSPPIO@osp.oregon.gov
Yvonne Shaw, campaign coordinator, Yvonne.L.Shaw@odfw.oregon.gov or (503) 383-6859
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