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Reward Offered To Help Solve Elk Poaching Case Near Nehalem
01/04/2011
Trooper Clint Galusha
Oregon State Police - Tillamook
(503) 815-3314

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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers are asking for the public's help for information to identify the suspects responsible for an unlawful taking and waste of a three x three bull elk in late November near Nehalem. This branched bull was unlawfully taken during the 2nd Coast Rifle Spike Elk Season. A $1,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.
 
According to Trooper Clint Galusha, on November 22, 2010 OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers investigated a three x three bull elk left to waste off of Lost Creek Road near Nehalem. Troopers were not able to salvage the meat from the branched bull elk left at the bottom of a clear cut. Galusha believes the suspects are four Hispanic male adults associated with a dark blue full-sized Hummer and a newer model gray or silver Ford three-quarter ton crew cab pickup. Both vehicles are believed to be from the Portland area.
 
OSP urges anyone with information concerning this poaching incident to call the OSP Turn in Poacher (TIP) line at 1-800-452-7888, or Trooper Galusha at (503) 815-3314.
 
The Oregon Hunter's Association in is offering a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this crime.