ALSEA, OR – According to OSP, the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is investigating the taking of a cow elk, left to waste, near the Benton and Lincoln County border.

On Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, troopers responded to the report of a cow elk that was found shot and partially left to waste on private property adjacent to Lobster Valley Road.Approximately half of the meat was left to waste.

Troopers determined the elk had been shot earlier the same day. It is likely a vehicle (no description available) would have been stopped at the location on Lobster Valley Road.

Cow Elk 11 6 23 ORCow elk left to waste near the border of Benton and Lincoln Counties

The Oregon State Police is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for shooting and wasting the cow elk. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email . Reference case number SP23-342672. REPORT WILDLIFE AND HABITAT LAW VIOLATORS The Turn In Poachers (TIP) program is a collaboration between the Oregon State Police, Oregon Hunters Association, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Wildlife Coalition, Oregon Outfitter and Guides Association, and the Oregon State Marine Board. 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 the following big game mammals: 

5 points: Bighorn Sheep5 points: Rocky Mountain Goat5 points: Moose5 points: Wolf4 points: Elk4 points: Deer4 points: Pronghorn Antelope4 points: Bear4 points: CougarThe 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 the following fish and wildlife species. Cash rewards can also be awarded for habitat destruction, illegally obtaining a hunting or angling license or tag, lending or borrowing big game tags, spotlighting, or snagging.Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) Cash Rewards:

$2,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, or Moose $1,000 Elk, Deer, or Antelope $600 Bear, Cougar, or Wolf$300 Habitat Destruction $200 Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags$200 Unlawful Lending/Borrowing Big Game Tag(s)$200 Game Fish & Shellfish$200 Game Birds or Furbearers$200 Spotlighting$200 Snagging/Attempt to Snag

Oregon Wildlife Coalition (OWC) Cash Rewards:

$500 Hawk, Falcon, Eagle, Owl, Osprey$500 Cougar, Bobcat, Beaver (public lands only), Black bears, Bighorn Sheep, Marten, Fisher, Sierra Nevada Red Fox$1,000 Species listed as “threatened" or “endangered" under state or federal Endangered Species Act (excludes fish) Oregon Outfitters & Guides Association (OOGA) Cash Rewards

$200 Acting as an Outfitter Guide for the Illegal Killing of Wildlife, Illegally Obtaining Oregon Hunting or Angling Licenses or Tags, or Illegally Offering to Act as an Outfitter Guide as defined in ORS 704.010 and 704.020.How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (*677)TIP email:   (Monitored M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)For more information visit the Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) webpage


Submit Press Releases