Elk NetworkAuthorities Seek Poachers Who Killed Four Oregon Elk

General , Poaching | January 12, 2024

Below are two news releases from the Oregon State Police. For 2024-2025, Fiocchi partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching.

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful take and waste of multiple cow elk in Umatilla County.

On Jan. 6, 2024, Fish and Wildlife troopers received a report of three dead cow elk located on private property in the Columbia Basin Unit near Cold Springs Reservoir and Kosmos Road. The three elk had been shot the night before. All three cows were left to waste.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Please reference the case number as SP24006650.

On Jan. 8, 2024, Fish and Wildlife troopers from the Newport office responded to a report of a bull elk shot and killed in a clearing near milepost 4 on Harlan Road. The carcass was located approximately 100 yards from a Weyerhauser gate above Harlan Road. The bull elk is believed to have been shot the night before. The bull elk had two hind quarters removed from the carcass and the majority of the meat was left to waste.

The reference case number SP008527.

(Photo credit: Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division)