Two thousand dollars is now being offered for information that leads to whomever shot and wasted a bull elk in Southern Oregon two weeks ago.
The Oregon State Police says that in addition to the standing $500 offered through the Turn In Poachers Program, the Rogue Valley chapter of the Oregon Hunter’s Association has chipped in $1,000 while Cascade Ranch is offering another $500.
The incident occurred the evening of Friday, Nov. 16, east of Medford, according to state fish and wildlife troopers.
Investigators found the partially butchered bull off of South Fork Little Butte Creek Road, roughly 2 miles from where it cuts over Lake Creek.
The animal had been shot and according to troopers, and after rifle shots were heard a dark-colored SUV was seen in the area at approximately 9:15.
Anyone with information is being asked to call Sgt. Jim Collom, (541) 841-0416, the TIP hotline (800-452-7888) or *OSP (677).
Tipsters can collect four preference points for big game hunts instead of cash for info that leads to an arrest or citation.