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Reward Offered to Help Solve Unlawful Shooting of 3 Elk in Rural Lane County
11/29/2010
Sergeant Ron Martin
Oregon State Police - Springfield
Fish & Wildlife Division
(541) 726-2536

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Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for illegally shooting three elk in rural Lane County sometime during the week of Thanksgiving. A reward of up to $500 for information leading to an arrest in this case is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn in a Poacher (T.I.P.) Program.
 
On November 28, 2010, OSP Senior Troopers Martin Maher and Marshall Maher received information that three elk carcasses were found in a clear cut unit in the Mosby Creek area on Weyerhaeuser timber lands southeast of Cottage Grove. The investigation resulted in the finding of two, fully intact, cow elk carcasses that were shot and left to waste. The third cow elk had the meat removed and only the head and hide were left behind.
 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the T.I.P. (Turn in Poacher) line at 1-800-452-7888 or Senior Trooper Martin Maher (541) 726-2536.
 
The T.I.P. reward program pays for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) involved in the illegal killing, taking, possession or waste of big game animals, upland game birds or waterfowl.