Elk NetworkRoosevelt Bull Elk Poached in Northwest Oregon

General , Poaching | November 30, 2023

Below is a news release from Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division. For 2023-2025, Fiocchi partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching.

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 taken and left to waste sometime between 5 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2023, and 7 a.m. on Nov. 29, 2023. The large bull elk was left to waste on Dutch Canyon Road near Scappoose (about 20 miles northwest of downtown Portland) with no effort to remove any meat. This bull was well known and considered to be part of the Miller Herd.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Sr. Trooper Scott Bernardi through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (mobile) or contact Sr. Trooper Bernardi at (503) 410-4165 or scott.bernardi@osp.oregon.gov.

(Photo credit: Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division)