Investigation underway into an illegal Bull Elk killing in Sam's Valley

(Oregon State Police)

Oregon State Police are investigating the possible illegal shooting of a Bull Elk in Sam's Valley last Tuesday.

Troopers say they found a four point elk standing in the pasture with a bullet wound behind its left shoulder blade. The bull succumbed to its injuries shortly after.

A witness in the area told troopers that a newer, white, full size truck was seen pulling over just east of where the bull was standing. The passenger in the truck fired at the bull then the truck drove away.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or Oregon State Police Dispatch at 541-776-6111.

The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds.

TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

  • $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose
  • $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
  • $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
  • $300 Habitat Destruction
  • $100 Game Fish and Shellfish
  • $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl
  • $100 Furbearers

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

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