Elk NetworkOregon Needs Help Solving Fourth Elk Poaching Case in October

General , Poaching | October 21, 2022

Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers need your help finding who is behind the poaching of a bull elk in the southwest corner of the state.

Investigators say dispatch received a report of an elk carcass near “Big Bend” in the small community of Illahe in Curry County. Troopers found a 6×5 elk that someone shot and left the meat to waste.

If you have any information, call 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at TIP@osp.oregon.gov and use the reference case number SP22270502.

Earlier in October, someone poached two bull elk in Vernonia and another report came in of a poached elk near Elgin.

For 2022, Fiocchi partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching nationwide.

(Photo credit: Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife)