Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers are continuing to ask for the public’s help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the illegal killing of four elk found late August near Wolf Creek Road off Highway 26 in Clatsop County. With the support of the Clatsop and Portland Chapters of the Oregon Hunters Association, and The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, a reward of up to $4,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in this case.
According to OSP Trooper Joseph Warwick, on August 23, 2011 four illegally killed elk, 3 cow elk and one bull elk, were found about one mile up Wolf Creek Road off Highway 26. Some meat was stripped from two of the elk and the remains of all four poached elk were left to waste. Preliminary investigation indicates the elk were killed with a couple weeks of being found.
The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $2,500. This reward offer adds to an existing $1,500 reward from the Oregon Hunters Association.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Trooper Warwick at (503) 468-8727 or Sergeant Tim Schwartz at (503) 791-5249.
Questions regarding the HSUS reward can be directed to Stephanie Twining at (301) 258-1491, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
News Release from: Oregon State Police