Elk left to waste in Jefferson County.

Reward offered in two separate elk poaching cases

Elk left to waste in Jefferson County.

Jefferson and Crook Counties, Ore. – Oregon State Police are seeking information about two separate elk poaching cases in Crook County and Jefferson County.

According to OSP, the carcass of a possibly poached bull elk was found on November 19th alongside Highway 27 in Crook County. The elk was found gutted, skinned and decapitated, but none of the meat was taken. Troopers said it is unlawful to waste edible portions of any elk.

In a separate case, OSP said another dead bull elk was found on Grizzly Road in Jefferson County on December 10th. There were no bull elk hunts active at the time of the incident.

A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in both cases. Anyone with information is asked to contact OSP Senior Trooper Chuck Lindberg at 1-800-452-7888.

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