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Police are investigating two separate elk poaching incidents; reward offered

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TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

Two incidents of elk poaching have occurred in Oregon this month, according to the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division.

The first incident occurred on October 15 in Clackamas County, when Oregon State Police responded to a call about a wasted bull elk that was found off Wildcat Drive in Estacada.

The only things taken from the elk was the head, antlers, right front quarter, rear quarter and backstraps.

An investigation revealed that the elk was killed by a rifle between October 10-13.

According to police, troopers also responded to another elk poaching incident off Ekloff Road just east of Netarts in Tillamook County on Friday. A branch bull elk was reported to have been shot, and over half the elk was left to waste.

According to the release, elk hunting was prohibited in the area on the day of both incidents.

A $500 reward is being offered form the Oregon Hunters Association Turn in Poachers for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible.     

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