The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help in finding the person who unlawfully killed a bull elk at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area near Reedsport.
Troopers responded Friday night to a report of a six-point bull elk that had been shot with an arrow and left to waste.
An investigation revealed that there was no effort made to harvest meat from the animal.
The public is urged to call Oregon State Police Trooper Brian Koell through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-888-2677, ext. 244.
The elk viewing area is maintained by the Bureau of Land Management, and offers visitors a chance to learn about elk and the site’s heritage. According to the BLM website, the series of pastures along Highway 38 maintained by the organization are a year-round residence for a herd of 60-100 Roosevelt elk.