THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON STATE POLICE FISH AND WILDLIFE DIVISION
The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful taking of two bull elk near Sparta, within the Keating Wildlife Management Unit, located in Baker County. A TIP reward of $500.00 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of two bull elk.
On February 26, 2016, OSP was notified of multiple dead elk located off of Sparta Road between Sparta and Richland. On February 27, 2016 OSP F & W Troopers responded and located the remains of two dead bull elk. The investigation determined the two bull elk had been unlawfully shot and killed.
A reward is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association through the Turn-in Poachers (TIP) program for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in this or any other wildlife offense. Callers can remain anonymous. The TIP program number is 1-800-452-7888.