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OSP Seeking Information Related to Two Lane County Elk Poaching Cases
Sergeant Tom Hulett
Fish & Wildlife Division - Springfield
Office: (541) 726-2536

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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help in solving two recent Lane County area elk poaching investigations.
The first case started on April 29, 2008 when a dead cow elk was located on Seneca Jones Timber Company Property in the Simpson Creek drainage South of Oakridge. The elk had been shot once and the carcass left to waste. OSP Senior Trooper Marshall Maher believes it appears that whoever killed the animal had no intention of taking any of the meat. Anyone with information regarding this illegal closed season elk kill investigation should contact Senior Trooper Maher at the Oakridge work site at (541) 782-4374.
The second case started on May 4, 2008 with the investigation of a reported elk kill in the Big River drainage South of Cottage Grove. Two elk, an adult cow and a yearling cow, were shot and left to waste in a clear cut. Anyone who has any information regarding this closed season illegal elk kill should contact OSP Senior Trooper Martin Maher at the Springfield Patrol Area Command office at (541) 726-2536.