$500 reward in elk poaching case

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Oregon State Police are asking for the public to help them with a case involving the killing and wasting of a bull elk southeast of Glide.

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person or persons responsible shooting and wasting a 5x5 bull elk found in the Thunder Mountain area southeast of Glide.

Authorities say the elk was killed in the last 7-10 days.

A reward of up to $500 is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poacher program for information in this case.

Officials say the elk was found off Thunder Mountain Road about three miles east of Peel County Store in a recently logged clear cut owned by a logging company.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher TIP line at 1-800-452-7888, or Senior Trooper Merritt at (541) 440-3334.