Thanks to contributions from local hunters, the reward for information on the poaching of a bull elk north of Medford has doubled.
One thousand dollars is now on offer for helping bring the person(s) responsible for illegally shooting the four-point on the morning January 27 to justice.
Oregon fish and wildlife troopers arrived at 9 a.m. to the scene, about a mile south of Highway 234 along Agate Road, south of Sams Valley, and found the mortally wounded bull, which had been shot behind the left shoulder.
“A witness in the area said that two hours prior to the troopers arrival, he had observed a newer, white, full-size truck that had stopped in the roadway just east of where the bull was located,” OSP reported. “The witness reported the passenger of that vehicle fired the shot. The vehicle then left the area.”
Along with the standing offer of $500 through the Turn-In-Poachers fund, the Rogue Valley Chapter of Oregon Hunters Association has added another $500.