OSP continues poacher hunt


November 17, 2021

A young elk, shot through the spine and left struggling with paralyzed hind legs, is one of three new poaching cases that mark a continued disregard for laws set in place to preserve Oregon wildlife.

Poachers also shot a blacktail doe near Newport, and a cow elk near Yaquina Head.

Callers who leave information that leads to an arrest or citation in any of these cases can receive a $500 cash reward from Oregon Hunters Association or four ODFW hunter preference points.

On Oct. 29, a member of the public in rural Yamhill County contacted OSP to report seeing a spike elk that had lost use of i...

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