The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help locating the person or persons responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a black bear and a cow elk in Lincoln County.
On Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, a Newport OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper discovered a deceased black bear sow. The black bear was located off of Forest Service Road 5360 south of Eckman Lake in Waldport.
On Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, a wildlife trooper discovered a deceased cow elk. The deceased cow elk was located off of Gopher Creek road near the junction of Forest Service road 31. The area is also accessible from 1000 Line Road.
The black bear was killed within the past two weeks and left to waste with no meat removed from the carcass.
The cow elk was killed within the past two weeks and left to waste with no meat removed from the carcass.
OSP is asking anyone who was in the area or anyone who may have information on the suspect(s) to call the TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or dial OSP and refer information to Trooper Andrew Butler or by email [email protected].
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
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, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish. Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.
$1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose
$500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
$300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
$300 Habitat Destruction
$200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)
$200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s)
$100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl
$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: [email protected] (Monitored M-F 8:00AM – 5:00PM)