Elk NetworkHelp Solve Northwest Oregon Elk Poaching Case

General , Poaching | January 5, 2024

Below is a news release (scroll down to Dec. 22 post) from the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division. 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 a cow elk in Tillamook County.

On Nov. 28, 2023, Fish and Wildlife troopers responded to a report of a dead cow elk in the Trask Unit near Bales Creek Road. The cow elk had been shot with only the hindquarters taken. The remainder of the cow elk had been 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 case number is SP23377229.

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