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Cow elk killed and left to waste

WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGE! PUBLIC ASSISTANCE NEEDED TO INDENTIFY PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR UNLAWFUL TAKE & WASTE OF COW ELK IN TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OREGON

WARNING! GRAPHIC PHOTO IN ARTICLE!

TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OR  – The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful take and waste of a cow elk in Tillamook County. 

On Nov. 28, 2023, Fish and Wildlife troopers responded to a report of a dead cow elk in the Trask Unit near Bales Creek Road. The cow elk had been shot with only the hindquarters taken. The remainder of the cow elk had been left to waste. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at . Please reference case number is SP23377229.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 big game mammals.  Preference Point Rewards5 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 hunting or angling license or tag, lending or borrowing big game tags, spotlighting, or snagging.Cash RewardsOregon 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 SnagOregon 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 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)For more information visit: www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/fw/Pages/tip.aspx

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