Friday, October 31, 2014

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) following the discovery a week ago of two unlawfully killed elk on the Lewis and Clark Mainline near Seaside. A reward of up to $500 is offered through the Oregon Hunters Association - Clatsop County Chapter for information the leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.

According to Sergeant Tim Schwartz, on October 2, 2013, OSP Fish & Wildlife Division troopers from the Astoria Area Command office responded to a report of the remains of two elk found on the Lewis and Clark Mainline near Seaside.

The first cow elk carcass was found near milepost 22. The majority of meat was removed and it was partially covered with branches in an obvious attempt to conceal it from view. The second elk, partially skinned, was found off a spur road with a majority of the meat removed.

Both elk appear to have been killed during the last week of September.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher (TIP) line at 800-452-7888. Lead investigator is Trooper Dave Herman.

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