The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for shooting and leaving three cow elk in Tillamook County.
On January 12, 2019, OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers from the Tillamook and Newport offices responded to the scene.
The investigation revealed three cow Elk were shot and killed with a high caliber rifle and were left to waste in a clear-cut approximately 2.5 miles from Highway 6 on Fox Creek Road. Troopers were able to gather evidence from the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1(503) 842-4433. Reference OSP Case Number SP19-013862.
**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
Or the TIP program 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.
$1,000 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 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 a.m. – 5 p.m.)