OSP asks for help in finding suspects in Yamhill County elk taking

Thanks to a tip from the public, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers cited three subjects for Unlawful Take/Possession of Antlerless Elk. The elk meat was seized and donated to local charities.
Oregon State Police would like to thank the public and media for assistance in bringing this case to a resolution.

Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspect(s) involved in the killing of 3 cow elk on Willamina Creek Rd, just past mile post 8 near the upper bridge.

Troopers found evidence of 3 elk that had been shot with high powered rifles on private timber property and pulled out to Willamina Creek Rd with ATV’s.  A tip later the next day led Troopers to three cow elk hides dumped on NW Fir Crest Rd just west of the town of Carlton.  Based on the evidence found at both sites, the elk were most likely killed between March 20, 2019 and March 23, 2019.

Please see the attached maps for precise location information of the kill sites and the dump site.  Anyone who may have information that will help identify suspect(s)s is asked to call the TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or dial *OSP and refer information to Senior Trooper Boeholt or Trooper Tayler Jerome.

Information leading to an arrest is eligible for either a cash reward or up to 6 Preference Points.  Oregon Hunter’s Association (OHA) has pledged an additional cash reward for a total cash reward option of $2500.

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