On June 28, 2020, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife (OSP) troopers investigated the report of a spike elk discovered on Weyerhaeuser property located off of Clear Creek Road near Timber Road in Columbia County. Someone shot it and removed some meat but left most of it to waste.
On July 5, 2020, OSP investigated another report from the same area regarding a buck deer left to waste approximately 50 yards from the location of the elk. Someone shot the deer and left it to waste but authorities found a .308 caliber bullet casing (see photo) on the road nearby.
This case may be related to a wasted cow elk reported in this area on March 28, 2020.
If you have any information, call 1-800-442-0776, 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677) or use send an email to TIP@state.or.us.
For 2020, Remington partnered with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to increase the visibility of poaching incidents in an effort to reduce poaching nationwide.
(Photo source: Oregon State Police)