OREGON STATE POLICE IS REQUESTING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE WITH THREE ELK KILLED AND LEFT TO WASTE - DESCHUTES COUNTY
Oregon State Police
The Oregon State Police is seeking public assistance in identifying the person(s) who shot and killed three elk and left them to waste near Hwy 126 and Quail Tree Dr. in the Dry Canyon area east of Sisters.
Investigation has determined all three elk were most likely shot on opening day of the East Central Cascade elk season (Wednesday, October 28 through Sunday, November 1, 2020).
All three elk were located in fairly close proximity.
One mature bull elk had the head and antlers removed and only the two front shoulders salvaged.
A spike bull elk and cow elk were shot and left to waste approximately 40 yards apart.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police TIP number at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP and leave information for Senior Trooper Creed Cummings.
Information can also be provided at the following website https://www.oregon.gov/osp/
** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**
The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.
Preference Point Rewards:
* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep
* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat
* 5 Points-Moose
* 5 Points-Wolf
* 4 Points-Elk
* 4 Points-Deer
* 4 Points-Antelope
* 4 Points-Bear
* 4 Points-Cougar
Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish. Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.
* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
* $300 Habitat Destruction
* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)
* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s)
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl
* $100 Furbearers
* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish
How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)
TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (