Oregon State Police Investigate 2 Elk Poaching Cases in Douglas County
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. – Oregon State Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or people responsible for killing two bull elk in Douglas County.
Police say on Oct. 7, troopers responded to a dying elk near the Toketee Air Strip. They say that the elk was shot and left to waste. Investigators believe the elk was most likely shot in the early morning hours. The troopers ended the elk’s suffering and salvaged the meat.
On Oct. 8, troopers responded to a dead bull elk on private property in the area of Old Pioneer Road in Oakland. Investigators believe that the elk, left to waste, was shot on or around Saturday, Oct. 1.
A reward of up to $500 for each case is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.