OSP Fish & Wildlife seeking Public's Assistance in a Lincoln County Poaching Case

Poached Elk Lincoln County OR

LINCOLN COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Thursday, October 21, 2021, OSP received a call from a hunter who wanted to report an elk carcass he had located while deer hunting on Hancock Forest Management property due East of Yaquina Head.  

Oregon State Police Troopers located the carcass in a cleat-cut off a spur road.  The cow elk had much of the meat removed.  It is believed based on evidence at the scene, that the elk was killed the same day it was called in.  The investigation has not identified any persons of interest in this case at this time.

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this case. Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to .  Please reference case #SP21299105.  

***Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators***

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677)

TIP E-Mail: 

The Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward offers preference points or 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, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish. Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags, and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

Preference Point Rewards:

  • 5 Points-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


  • $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose
  • $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
  • $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
  • $300 Habitat Destruction
  • $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)
  • $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s)
  • $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl
  • $100 Furbearers $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 


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