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Help Sought In Investigation Of Four Illegally Killed Elk In Clatsop County

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September 2, 2011

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 of four elk found late August near Wolf Creek Road off Highway 26 in Clatsop County.

A reward of up to $250 is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poacher (T.I.P.) reward program for information leading to an arrest in this case.

According to OSP Trooper Joseph Warwick, on August 23, 2011 four illegally killed elk, 3 cow elk and one bull elk, were found about one mile up Wolf Creek Road off Highway 26.

Some meat was stripped from two of the elk and the remains of all four poached elk were left to waste. Preliminary investigation indicates the elk were killed with a couple weeks of being found.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Trooper Warwick at (503) 468-8727 or Sergeant Tim Schwartz at (503) 791-5249.

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