COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- State police are offering a reward for information on who was responsible for killing 2 bull elk and leaving them to waste.
The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division Coos Bay office is asking for the public's help in locating the person or people responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of two bull elks, a 5-point and 3-point, found Monday on Shotgun Creek Road in the Tioga unit of Coos County.
A reward is offered through contributions from the State and local Coos County chapters of the Oregon Hunters Association.
On Monday at about 8:00 pm, state police say they were called by a citizen, who said a dead bull elk was seen lying in a clear cut off of Shotgun Creek Road.
An OSP Fish & Wildlife Division trooper responded and found two dead bull elk approximately 50 yards apart.
The trooper determined both elk were shot once and left to waste approximately 20 yards from the road.
Officials say they were probably killed on Friday or Saturday.
A reward of up to $500 dollars is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward program for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Trooper Ryan Keeler at (541) 888-2677 ext 243.