Police Searching For Suspected Poacher, New Rewards Offered

Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers are asking for the public’s help in finding who is responsible for shooting a bull elk in Jackson County.

Posted: Nov 29, 2018 7:36 AM
Updated: Nov 29, 2018 10:33 AM

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. -- Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers are asking for the public’s help in finding who is responsible for shooting a bull elk on the evening of Friday, November 16, 2018 in Jackson County.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the elk was shot and partially cut up off of South Fork Little Butte Creek Road about 2 miles from Lake Creek.

Right now police are looking for a dark colored SUV that was seen in the area around 9:15pm on that evening after rifle shots were heard.

In addition to the reward money from the TIP program the Cascade Ranch has offered an additional $500.00 reward and the Rogue Valley Oregon Hunter's Association chapter is offering an additional $1,000.00.

Anyone with information about this or any other vehicles or individuals seen in the area around that time is asked to call OSP Sergeant Jim Collom at (541)841-0416 or the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677).

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