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Public's Help Sought to Solve Illegal Elk Killing Case in Fort Stevens State Park
Trooper Jim O'Connor
Oregon State Police - Astoria
Fish & Wildlife Division
Office: (503) 325-5515

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The Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to develop information to solve a case involving the illegal killing of a cow elk last week within the boundaries of Fort Stevens State Park in Clatsop County.

OSP Fish & Wildlife Division troopers from the Astoria Office are investigating the unlawful taking and waste of a cow elk prior to January 9, 2009. Investigation revealed the cow was shot during a closed season within an area prohibited to hunting big game. It was then left to waste.

The Clatsop County Chapter of the Oregon Hunter's Association along with the Turn In Poacher program is offering a reward of up to a $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) involved in this case.

Information can be provided anonymously. Any person wishing to report information is encouraged to contact Trooper Jim O'Connor or the Turn In Poacher hot-line at 1-800-452-7888.