Hunters, Landowners Boost Reward For Info On Poached Scappoose Bull Elk

Hunters and local landowners are boosting the reward being offered for information on the poaching and wastage of a large bull outside Scappoose on the Lower Columbia late last month.

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The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division reports this morning that the Columbia County chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association is offering $1,500 and the owners of the property where the notable bull was shot between 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, and 7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29, matched that amount for a total of $3,000 on top of the standing reward of $1,000 for information leading to a citation or arrest.

The elk was shot along Dutch Canyon Road, west of Scappoose, and only the antlers were taken. The rest of the animal was left to waste.

OSP says the bull was well known and a member of what’s known as the Miller Herd.

Tipsters are asked to contact Senior Trooper Scott Bernardi via the Turn in Poachers hotline (800-452-7888), *OSP on your smartphone, directly at (503) 410-4165 or email scott.bernardi@osp.oregon.gov.