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OSP Seeks Public's Help - Investigation of Illegally Killing and Waste of Elk in Lincoln County
Sergeant Todd Thompson
Oregon State Police - Newport
Fish & Wildlife Division
(541) 265-5354 ext. 224

Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division troopers are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the illegal waste of a bull elk in the Canal Creek area of south Lincoln County. A reward of up to $500.00 is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn- in-Poacher (T.I.P.) reward program for information leading to an arrest in this case.

On September 3, 2011, OSP Senior Trooper Doug Canfield was provided information that led to the discovery of the wasted remains of a bull elk near the US Forest Service Road 5304. The elk had been killed, quartered and hung before the meat had been left to rot and the entire elk subsequently dumped over the side of a spur road.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Senior Trooper Canfield at (541) 270-3796, or the OSP TIP line at 800-452-7888.