Below is a news release from the Oregon State Police.
The Oregon State Police is seeking public assistance in identifying the person(s) who shot and killed three elk and left them to waste near Hwy 126 and Quail Tree Dr. in the Dry Canyon area east of Sisters.
Investigation has determined all three elk were most likely shot on opening day of the East Central Cascade elk season (Wednesday, October 28 through Sunday, November 1, 2020).
All three elk were located in fairly close proximity.
One mature bull elk had the head and antlers removed and only the two front shoulders salvaged.
A spike bull elk and cow elk were shot and left to waste approximately 40 yards apart.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police TIP number at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP and leave information for Senior Trooper Creed Cummings.
For 2020, Remington partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching nationwide.
(Photo source: Oregon State Police)