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Troopers Seek Elk Poacher East of Estacada; Donate Meat to Charity
03/15/2010
Sergeant Chris Allori
Fish & Wildlife Division
(503) 731-3020 ext. 263

Two reward offers, one from The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust of up to $2,500 and one from the Oregon Hunter's Association up to $500, are offered to help arrest and convict the person(s) responsible for illegally shooting a female elk and leaving the animal injured east of Estacada.  The public's help is key to solve this case.
 
On March 13, 2010 at approximately 5:45 p.m. OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers Ken Moore and Matthew Fromme responded to a report of an injured elk along Squaw Mountain Road about two miles north of Highway 224. When they arrived at the scene they found the shot elk alive, lying on the ground and unable to get up.
 
The troopers had to kill the elk at the scene. They transported the elk to Shy Ann Meats in Oregon City for processing and subsequent donation to the Portland Rescue Mission. The donated elk meat is estimated at over 300 pounds.
 
No suspect(s) have been identified. Anyone with information is asked to call the Turn In Poacher (TIP) line at (800) 452-7888 or Senior Trooper Moore at (503) 731-3020 ext. 423.