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Tillamook Chapter of Oregon Hunters Association Offers Reward in 5x5 Elk Poaching Case
10/17/2008
Trooper Casey Thomas
Fish & Wildlife Division - Tillamook
Office (503) 842-2899

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A $1,000 reward is offered by the Tillamook Chapter of Oregon Hunters Association to help Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division identify the suspects involved in last weekend's unlawful killing of a 5x5 bull elk about twelve miles south of Highway 6 in the Trask River drainage.
 
According to OSP Trooper Casey Thomas, on October 11, 2008 at approximately 8:00 a.m. witnesses heard two gunshots and spotted a newer dark green Ford F250 or F350 crew cab pickup with four occupants in the area where a 5x5 bull elk was found killed and left to waste. The area is described as approximately 12 miles south of Highway 6 and ten miles east of Highway 101.
 
Witnesses further described the pickup's occupants as four white male adults. The driver was described as 45 – 55 years of age with a shaved head and short hair.
 
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888. Information may be received anonymously.