OREGON STATE POLICE IS REQUESTING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE WITH UNLAWFUL TAKING OF COW ELK – YAMHILL COUNTY, HWY. 22

The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for public assistance to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful take of a cow elk in Yamhill County.
On December 16, 2020 a Trooper from the McMinnville Office received a call regarding a deceased cow elk. The elk was located near MP 14 on Hwy 22 at Sourgrass Summit and the junction with Little Hebo Road. The elk is estimated to have died 3 days to a week earlier. A pass-through wound, bullet and bone fragments consistent with a rifle shot were located. No meat was taken. The elk remains were found in an open area and 50-75 yards from the two major roads. There are a very small number of elk tags valid for this area in December.

The Oregon State Police is requesting that any person with information about this incident contact the TIP line and leave information for Trooper Tayler Jerome. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oregon State Police through the Turn in Poachers line at; TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM – 5:00PM)

** 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- Mountain (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, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.

CASH REWARDS:
* $1,000 Mountain (Bighorn) Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
* $300 Habitat Destruction
* $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 (Monitored M-F 8:00AM – 5:00PM)