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Tips Needed In ‘Major’ Whatcom Co. Waterfowl Wastage Case

Washington game wardens are looking for whomever strew more than 60 dead ducks and geese across a rural part of Whatcom County recently, a “major wastage.”

(WDFW)

The mallards, Canadas and other waterfowl were found on and along stretches of Weidkamp and West Badger Roads, which are just west of Lynden and a couple miles south of the US-Canada border.

It’s believed the birds had been shot several days before but were not processed at all.

“None of them were breasted and they appeared to have been dead for several days. The birds were spread out singly. It appears they were thrown from a vehicle traveling up the road,” WDFW Police reported on Facebook this afternoon.

The Northwest Washington Waterfowl Association reported that on  Friday, Nov. 30, one of its members came across a warden collecting the birds.

They were initially spotted by a school bus driver earlier in the day, according to a Bellingham Herald article out this morning.

Anyone with information is being asked to call WDFW’s poaching tip line at (877) 933-9847.

Anonymous texts can also be sent to 847411, entering WDFWTIP and then providing details.

OSP Looking For Tips On Bull Elk Shot, Wasted West Of Roseburg

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON STATE POLICE FISH AND WILDLIFE DIVISION

Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and apprehending the person(s) responsible for shooting a 5-point bull elk on the evening of Friday, October 19 or the morning of Saturday, October 20, 2018.

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Preliminary investigation revealed that the animal was shot and left to waste in a clear-cut 5 miles west of Cougar Creek Road and approximately 8 miles southwest of Tyee and the Umpqua River.

Two vehicles of interest are a late 1980’s or 1990’s model, red Ford Ranger two door truck occupied by a male and a female approximately 20-30 years of age; and a white full-size 4 door truck occupied by two adult males approximately 40-50 years of age. Anyone with information about these or any other vehicles or individuals seen in the area on or about the timeframe listed is asked to call with information.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Sr. Trooper Stone at 541-817-4472 or through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677).

Bull Elk Poached Near Silver Falls SP, Only Antlers Taken

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON STATE POLICE FISH AND WILDLIFE DIVISION

On April 2, 2018 Troopers from the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division received a call of a dead elk off of Silver Ridge Rd west of Silver Falls State Park.

(OSP)

Troopers located the elk and were able to determine it was a large branch antler bull that had been shot and killed with a high power rifle. The antlers were taken and the entire carcass was left to waste. The antlers were broken off at the bases and will appear similar to a naturally shed antler.

Troopers were able to recover a bullet from the elk carcass and are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect. The bull was likely shot over Easter weekend, from Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 1st.

Any information can be forwarded to Senior Trooper Chris Boeholt in the Salem office of OSP Fish and Wildlife Division via the TIP line: 1-800-452-7888. A TIP reward is available for information leading to a convicti on.