Rewards Offered in Jackson County Poaching Cases 08/16/2012
Sergeant Kirk Meyer
Oregon State Police - Central Point
Fish & Wildlife Division
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are asking for the public's help to solve several poaching cases in the area over the last several weeks. A reward is offered by the Oregon Hunter's Association (OHA) for information that leads to an arrest in these cases.
The first case started July 20, 2012 when OSP troopers found the headless carcass of a bull elk left to waste in the Butte Falls area off the side of Rancheria Road near milepost 2.
On August 11, 2012, the second case involves the discovery of two elk that were shot with the hindquarters and back-strap taken on private property near milepost 4 off Butte Falls Highway.
That same day, OSP troopers found the carcass of two mature black-tailed bucks that were dumped off the side of the road about 3 miles up Savage Creek Road near Rogue River. One of these bucks was a trophy-sized animal. (A photograph related to this case is provided with this release)
A reward of up to $500 in the elk cases and $250 in the Savage Creek deer case is offered through the Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) program for information related to these investigations. Lead investigators are Senior Trooper Jim Collom and Senior Trooper Mike Cushman.
Anyone with information regarding these cases is asked to call the TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or contact Senior Trooper Jim Collom at (541) 618-7997.