The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help in identifying suspect (s) involved in the killing of a cow elk in the SW Santiam unit on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
There is an authorized cow elk hunt occurring at this time, but the elk was killed on private property and a large amount of meat was left to waste. The front shoulders and neck meat were not taken.
The cow elk was shot on private property off of Larwood Drive near Scio, OR.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-442-0776, *OSP(677) , or the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 and leave information for Senior Trooper Jim Andrews.
** 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 also 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, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.
* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
* $300 Habitat Destruction
* $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)