The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the persons responsible for trespassing and the taking of a spike bull elk in Benton County.

On September 1, 2018 trail camera photographs were taken of four hunters who were trespassing near Ferguson Road, south of Monroe. They can be seen packing a spike bull elk.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Trooper Zac Cochran through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 503-509-2465

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.

ODFW and OSP are now offering preference points as a reward option for information leading to the arrest or issuance of citation for the illegal take/possession or waste of big game mammals. 4 preference points will be offered for wildlife offenses regarding deer, elk, antelope, bear, and cougar. 5 preference points will be offered for wildlife offenses regarding moose, mountain sheep, and wolf.

The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds.

TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM – 5:00PM)

Oregon State Police