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Suspect Cited Following Investigation into Oct. 2009 Illegal Killing and Waste of Trophy Bull Elk
02/23/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division investigation into the illegal shooting and waste of a trophy bull elk near Tillamook in October 2009 identified a suspect who has been cited on two wildlife crime charges.
 
The investigation started October 31, 2009 when OSP Trooper Casey Thomas responded to a report of the illegal killing and waste of the trophy elk off the Aldercrest Road System just north of the Wilson River near Tillamook. A news release was sent out asking for the public's help to identify a suspect.
 
According to OSP Trooper Ryan Howell, a tip led the investigation to identify TRAVIS J. BUSH, age 25, from Tillamook, as a suspect in the case. BUSH was subsequently cited to appear in Tillamook County Circuit Court for:
  • Taking a Bull Elk Closed Season
  • Waste of a Game Mammal – Bull Elk