Tips Needed On Killings, Wastings Of Cow Moose, 4 Blacktails In Oregon

Oregon fish and wildlife troopers need the public’s help to identify whomever illegally killed and wasted a cow moose in the southeast corner of the state in mid-January, as well as four deer last fall in Tillamook County.


They say that a citizen called in to report finding the moose in a farm field off of East Island Road in Ontario, about a mile east of this Malheur County city near the border with Idaho.

A trooper and ODFW personnel responded to the scene and found that the cow had been shot and wasted.

Oregon’s few moose are concentrated in the Wallowas and northeast corner of the state, though some have been observed in Idaho to the north and east of the Ontario area.

Tipsters are asked to contact Senior Trooper Casey Hunter via the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline, 1-800-452-7888 or dialing *OSP on a mobile device and referencing case number SP24017131.

Information leading to an arrest or citation could yield five preference points for the controlled draw or a $2,000 reward.


TILLAMOOK COUNTY, Ore. 29 Jan. 2024 – Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for public assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the waste of four black-tailed deer. Two does and two fawns were shot and left to waste.


On, Nov. 17, 2023, at approximately 8:30 a.m., troopers responded to a call of multiple deer shot and left on Stimson Timber Company Property in Tillamook County. This incident occurred in the watershed area where only youth are allowed to hunt. 

The deceased animals were found in the following areas: 

  • One doe and one fawn were shot and left to waste on the EB110 Road. 
  • One doe was shot and left to waste near the half-mile marker of the Old Crow Mainline Road. 
  • One fawn was shot and left to waste on the 4015 Road approximately 100 yards into a new clearcut area. 

The investigation determined the deer were all shot around the same time frame – possibly during the last week or weekend of general deer season or the last weekend for youth hunters. Each animal was shot and left without salvaging any meat. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email at Reference case number SP23364118.