Oregon State Police seeks assistance in Oakridge area poaching case

Oregon State Police - 06/15/18

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person (s) responsible for the unlawful taking of a cow elk on private property near Oakridge.
On the evening of June 2, 2018 Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Troopers and Oakridge Police Department Officers responded to a report of a trespass in progress with an elk down on private property in the Dunning Road area. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival.  Investigation revealed a cow elk had been shot and left at the location.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Fish and Wildlife Senior Trooper Marshall Maher   through the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-953-9942

Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators
Poaching  wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges. 
The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund,  for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.
In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who “work” the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Rewards:

Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose                                                                        $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope                                                                                                         $500
Bear, cougar, wolf                                                                                                           $300
Habitat destruction                                                                                                         $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags                                         $200
Game fish, shell fish                                                                                                       $100
Upland birds, waterfowl                                                                                                  $100
Furbearers                                                                                                                      $100


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