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OSP Fish & Wildlife Troopers Investigating Illegal Killing of Trophy Elk near Florence; Reward Offered
10/18/2011
Trooper Joshua Wetzel
Oregon State Police - Florence
Fish & Wildlife Division
(541) 997-9635 ext. 23

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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the illegal killing in early September of a 6x6 trophy elk using a rifle during bow season in the Florence area.reward of up $700 is now being offered with contributions from the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) and the OHA Siuslaw Chapter.
 
According to Trooper Joshua Wetzel, on September 6, 2011 at approximately 3:00 p.m. a report was received of a dead elk in a field off North Fork Road near Florence. Troopers found the dead trophy 6x6 elk left to waste approximately 80 yards east of the road. The elk was shot once by a firearm on or around the evening of September 5th.
 
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Turn-In-Poacher tip line at 800-452-7888 or the OSP Florence office at (541) 997-9635 ext. 23 or 33.