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OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper Investigates Illegal Elk Killing near Lincoln City
Sergeant Todd Thompson
OSP Fish & Wildlife Division - Newport
Office: (541) 265-5354 ext 224

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The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division in Newport is seeking the public's assistance in locating the person or persons responsible for the unlawful take and waste of a five point bull elk in Lincoln County.

According to OSP Trooper Ryan Kehr, on the opening day of archery season, August 30th, he received a complaint of poached bull elk off of the Forest Capital 2200 road east of Devil's Lake near Lincoln City. The elk had been dead for at least a day and was left to waste.

A reward is being offered through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) program, which is administered through the Oregon Hunters Association, for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s).

Any person with information in this case is asked to contact Trooper Kehr at (541) 270-0097 or the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information may be kept anonymous.