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Update: Reward Increase - Investigation Into Illegally Killed Elk in Lincoln County
11/22/2011
Sergeant Todd Thompson
Oregon State Police - Newport
(541) 265-5354 ext. 224

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A $500 reward offered over two weeks ago to help Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers investigating the illegal killing and waste of a bull elk in east Lincoln County increased up to $3,000 following an offer from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust. The reward increased for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case with the help of the Oregon Hunter's Association ($500) and HSUS ($2,500).
 
According to Senior Trooper Ryan Kehr, on the morning of November 3rd, 2011 a hunter found the remains of a 5-point bull elk on the Starker Forest Stutz Tree Farm in the Burnt Woods area off of Burnt Woods Harlan Road near Shotpouch Road. Initial investigation reveals the bull elk was killed the previous evening.
 

Kehr said the elk was shot and left to waste. The meat had spoiled and the animal was not salvageable.
 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Turn-In-Poacher TIP line at 800-452-7888, or Senior Trooper Kehr at (541) 270-0097.