Elk NetworkElk Poacher Sought in Northwest Oregon

General , Poaching | September 15, 2023

Below is a news release from the Oregon State Police. For 2023, Fiocchi partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching nationwide.

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify a person of interest related to a Roosevelt Bull Elk that was unlawfully shot and left to waste on September 13, 2023. This incident occurred between 12:00 A.M. and 4:00 A.M., near Taylor Lane and Battle Creek, on Highway 47, near Mist, Oregon. A small, dark colored, loud passenger vehicle was seen fleeing the area northbound on Highway 47.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact OSP Senior Trooper Morgan through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888, or OSP (*677), or his cell phone at 503-396-2408. Please reference case number SP23-293064.

(Photo source: Oregon State Police)