Oregon State Police are asking the public for their help in locating and prosecuting the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of three elk, a cow and two calves, in the Terrebonne area on January 4.
Troopers were called to 6800 N. Highway 97 in Terrebonne (about 22 miles north of Bend) to investigate three elk heads which were dumped along a private driveway near railroad tracks.
Troopers believe the elk were probably killed on January 4, and remind citizens that the “Turn in Poachers” (TIP) program offers rewards for persons reporting fish or game violations. To report a violation, call the Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888.
|The TIP program offers rewards for persons reporting fish or game violations, such as the illegal killing of these three elk in the Terrebonne area on or about Jan. 4. OSP photo. |
A TIP reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal killing, taking, possession or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, big horn sheep, mountain goat, moose, upland game birds, waterfowl. TIP Rewards can also be given for the illegal netting, snagging, or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon Statute as a game fish. In addition, a reward may be issued for information that results in an arrest/conviction of a person who has illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags.
* $100 game fish
* $100 upland birds
* $250 deer, bear, antelope, and cougar
* $500 elk, big horn sheep, moose and mountain goat
When reporting a violation, be sure and inform the trooper of your interest in requesting the reward.