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OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asks Public's Help in Douglas County Elk Poaching Investigation; Reward Offered
February 11, 2013

Sergeant Lynn Withers
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
(541) 440-3334

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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the unlawfully shooting and waste of a 5x5 bull elk found in the Thunder Mountain area southeast of Glide in Douglas County. The investigating trooper believes the elk was killed in early February and a reward of up to $500 is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poacher program for information in this case.
 
According to Senior Trooper Wayne Merritt, the elk was found off Thunder Mountain Road about 3 miles east of Peel County Store in a recently logged clear cut owned by a logging company. Merritt believes the bull elk was killed within the last 7 to 10 days.
 
A reward of up to $500 is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or Senior Trooper Merritt at (541) 440-3334.