Elk NetworkAuthorities Seek Washington Elk Poachers

General | September 7, 2018

Below is a Facebook post from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police are investigating the second alleged poaching of an adult elk in the Brinnon area of Jefferson County. This is the second elk to be found in less than a month. The first was found next to the Brinnon School.

“The head of the bull elk and the quarters of the animal had been taken,” Sgt, Rosenberger said. “It is believed to have been shot the evening (or) night of Aug. 15.”

The second elk carcass was found on private property and was believed to have been shot sometime in early September. Only the head was taken leaving the rest to waste.

“We are currently seeking assistance from the public to assist us in identifying any suspects or vehicles that may have been involved,” Rosenberger said. 

Anyone who might have information regarding the incident is encouraged to called the WDFW at 360-902-2928, visit the department’s website at wdfw.wa.gov by clicking on violations, or text WDFWTIP to 847411. 

Those who provide information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward or bonus points for special permit hunting opportunities.

(Photo source: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police)