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OSP Search For Poaching Suspects In Lincoln And Tillamook Counties

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person responsible for the unlawful take and waste of a 5-point bull elk in Lincoln County. On January 8, OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers were notified by a land owner of a dead bull elk found left to waste near Hidden Valley Road, in Toledo. Investigation revealed the elk had been shot and killed by a high powered rifle.

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is also asking for the public's assistance in identifying the person responsible for shooting and leaving three cow elk in Tillamook County. On January 12, 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 these cases is asked to contact Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1(503) 842-4433. Or the Turn In Poachers hotline at 800-452-7888.

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