February 14, 2013
Sergeant Todd Hoodenpyl
Oregon State Police - Tillamook
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The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division from the Tillamook office is asking for the public's help in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a 5 point bull elk found ten days ago off Blaine Road eight miles east of Beaver in southern Tillamook County. A reward is offered through contributions from the State and local Tillamook County Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association.
On February 4, 2013 at approximately 7:30 a.m., OSP was notified by a citizen that a bull elk was seen lying in a field near milepost 8 off Blaine Road. Another citizen stated about two hours earlier they saw nearly a dozen elk at the same location. A trooper responded to the location and seized the elk for salvage and evidence.
A reward of up to $1,000 dollars is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward program for information leading to the arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Trooper Geoff Smith at (503) 812-9876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.