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Poachers waste a bull elk

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Oregon State Police as well as Fish and Wildlife Troopers were called after rifle shots were fired and a dark colored SUV was spotted off Little Butte Creek.

A concerned citizen is said to have heard rifle shots nearby lake creek, about two miles from Little Butte Creek.

The preliminary investigation then found that an elk had been shot and partially harvested.

“Our Fish and Wildlife Troopers responded to that area, where they located a bull elk that was shot and killed and partially harvested, meaning that they tried to harvest the animal but for whatever reason they stopped in the middle of it,” Sergeant Jeff Proulx of the Oregon State Police said.

A vehicle of interest is a dark colored SUV that was observed in the area around 9:15 p.m. on the evening of Friday, November 16, 2018.

“We’d like to find out who was driving that SUV that was seen in the area around the time of the shooting,” Sergeant Proulx said.

The Cascade Ranch is also joining in on the motivation for catching the people responsible with an added $1,500.00 in reward money.

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest for the unlawful take or waste of big game mammals.

Or the TIP program also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest of issue of a citation for the unlawful possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl and Forbears. Cash rewards can also be awarded to the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish for Habitat Destruction.

If you have any information on Kent’s location, please call or text Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon at 1-800-850-0580 and refer to case number KTVL 12-04-18

Depending on the case and information given, Rogue Credit Union will pay up to $1,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest and filing of charges, and as always... you can remain anonymous.

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