Illegal Kill

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a cow elk in Lincoln County.

On Thursday, November 29, 2018, a Fish and Wildlife Trooper discovered a deceased cow elk approximately 2.5 miles from Updike Road on Bear Creek Road. The elk was located on property inn the Alsea Wildlife Management Unit managed by Hancock Timber. This area is also accessible from the Baber Mountain ATV trail system.

The elk, which appeared to have been shot within a week, was left to waste with no meat removed from the carcass. Troopers observed another cow elk in the area that appeared to be injured.

OSP is asking anyone who may have information on the person(s) responsible to call the TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or dial *OSP and refer information to Trooper Andrew Butler, or by email, to TIP@state.or.us.

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 TIP program 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.

CASH REWARDS

  • $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 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
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