Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the illegal kill and waste of three elk in the Trask Unit near Tillamook. A reward of up to $1000 is being offered by the Oregon Hunter's Association for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.
On the weekend of February 13, 2010 a hunter came upon fresh elk remains in the roadway on Clear Creek Ridge Road, and a dead spike and cow elk about 40 yards off the roadway. The information was provided to the OSP Tillamook office several days later. On February 17th OSP Senior Trooper Lalo Guerra responded to the complaint and found three dead elk (one spike and two cows) in the area which is open to an emergency hunt.
Anyone with information is asked to call Senior Trooper Guerra at (503) 815-3315 or the Turn in Poacher (TIP) number at 1-800-452-7888.