Animal wasters sought by police


The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help locating the person responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a cow elk in Lincoln County.

On Thursday, Nov. 29, a Fish and Wildlife trooper discovered a deceased cow elk located approximately 2.5 miles from Updike Road on Bear Creek Road in the Alsea Wildlife Management Unit on property managed by Hancock Timber. This area is also accessible from the Baber Mountain ATV trail system. The animal had been shot twice and police were able to recover a bullet from the elk’s leg.

The elk, which appeared to have been shot within a week, was left to waste with no meat removed from the carcass.  Troopers observed another cow elk in the area that appeared to be injured.

OSP is asking anyone who may have information on the person responsible to call the TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or dial *OSP and refer information to Trooper Andrew Butler or by email [email protected]

— OSP

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