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Bull elk fatally shot and left to waste in Douglas County

Oregon State Police

Oregon officials are seeking tips on the shooting of a 5-point bull elk this week in Douglas County.

On Tuesday (10/5) Oregon State Police in Roseburg got a call about the animal, which had been shot once through the back on a gravel roadway and left to waste.  The bull elk’s body was found on a Bureau of Land Management road between Turkey Creek and Upper Cow Creek in south Douglas County, east of I-5 and Canyon Mountain.

State police say they’re looking for a vehicle with large mud terrain-type tires that left the area. 

Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to TIP@osp.oregon.gov.  Reference case #SP21284240.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.