Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is reaching out to the public for assistance in locating the individual or individuals responsible for killing a cow elk in Douglas County.

Last weekend, police were notified about a dead cow elk that was found in an open field located close to a major roadway.  Investigating officers noted that the animal had been shot and left to waste, likely during the late evening hours.

A reward of up to $500 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is comprised of $500 from the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher program.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Trooper Jay Evans through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-900-0447. (Case # SP17288134) (Email – JEvans@osp.state.or.us). Information may be kept anonymous.