This cow elk was killed and left to waste Oct. 27 in a location off Lobster Valley Road. (Photo provided by Oregon State Police)

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is investigating the taking of an elk near the Benton County and Lincoln County border late last month, the agency said Monday.

Troopers responded Oct. 27 to a report of a cow elk that was found shot and partially left to waste on private property adjacent to Lobster Valley Road. Approximately half of the meat was left.

Troopers determined that the elk had been shot earlier the same day and that a vehicle would have likely stopped at the location.

OSP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the person or party responsible for shooting and wasting the cow elk. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677), or email Reference case number SP23-342672. 

The Turn In Poachers (TIP) program is a collaboration between the Oregon State Police, Oregon Hunters Association, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Wildlife Coalition, Oregon Outfitter and Guides Association and the Oregon State Marine Board. 

The program offers preference point rewards or cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation. 

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