Police release photos of arrow used to kill 6-point elk left to rot near Reedsport

Investigators made another public appeal for help in the investigation into the poaching of a bull elk in Douglas County earlier this month. The six-point bull elk was shot with an arrow and left to rot in the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, outside of Reedsport. Oregon State Police on Tuesday released photographs of the arrow used to kill the elk. (OSP)

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Investigators made another public appeal for help in the investigation into the poaching of a bull elk in Douglas County earlier this month.

The six-point bull elk was shot with an arrow and left to rot in the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, outside of Reedsport.

Oregon State Police on Tuesday released photographs of the arrow used to kill the elk.

"Ongoing investigation revealed the elk was killed with a 29 ¼ inch Beman ICS Bowhunter 400 arrow (measured from insert to knock base), with yellow and white vanes, with “Don’t Tread on Me” printed on the white index vane, and a 100 grain Muzzy Trocar broadhead," state police said. "No effort was made by the person(s) involved to harvest any of the meat from the animal."

You can call 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP from a mobile phone if you have any information on case #SP18326616.

The public is urged to call Oregon State Police Trooper Koell through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP from your mobile device reference case #SP18326616

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