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Bull Elk

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful take and waste of a five-point bull elk in Lincoln County.

On Jan, 8, OSP Fish and Wildlife troopers were notified by a land owner of a dead bull elk found left to waste near Hidden Valley Road in Toledo.

An investigation revealed the elk had been shot and killed by a high-powered rifle.

The public is urged to call Oregon State Police Trooper Jason Adkins through the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or (541) 961-8859, or by email to [email protected]. Reference OSP Case Number SP19-022825.

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

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