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Gold Beach Fish & Wildlife Division Troopers Seeking Public's Help in Illegal Killing of Elk
Senior Trooper Brad Van Prooyen
Fish & Wildlife Division - Gold Beach
Office: (541) 247-6641

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Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife troopers are asking for the public's help to solve the killing and waste of a 7x7 bull elk in late February north of Gold Beach.
According to Senior Trooper Brad Van Prooyen, on February 22, 2008 at about 5:30 p.m. a 7x7 bull elk was shot and left to waste during a closed season on Edson Creek Road about five miles north of Gold Beach. Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers from the Gold Beach office responded to the area. Following an extensive investigation, troopers determined that two white male adults were observed chasing the elk just after several rifle shots were heard by a witness. An unknown make or model white van was seen in the area.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Senior Trooper Dan Stinnett or Senior Trooper Brad Van Prooyen at (541) 247-6641.