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Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Troopers are Seeking Public Assistance Identifying the Person(s) Involved in an Elk Poaching in Curry County

On October 7, 2022, OSP dispatch received a report of an Elk carcass found in the area of “Big Bend” Illahe, Oregon.    Troopers arrived on the scene of a 6×5 bull elk that was shot and left to waste. 

An investigation determined the Elk was killed sometime between October 5, 2022, 5:45 P.M. and October 6, 2022, 8:00 A.M.

OSP is urging anyone with information about the identity of the person (s) or vehicle in the area of “Big Bend” in Illahe, Oregon to call the OSP tip line at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at Please reference case number SP22270502.

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