Poachers Strike Again In Trask Unit

Poachers have struck again in Northwest Oregon’s Trask Unit.

This time it’s three elk — two of which were killed and left to rot.

The carcasses were discovered Nov. 20 near the East Fork Bypass Road, according to the Oregon State Police.

One was found skinned and gutted with most of the meat taken; a second animal’s head was removed, but no meat taken; a third was left untouched, say police.

A reward of $1,000 is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information is asked to call Senior Trooper Guerra at (503) 815-3315 or the Turn in Poacher (TIP) number at 1-800-452-7888.

OSP has also asked the public’s help on two other poaching cases in the Trask Unit this year.

In July, the agency announced that $2,500 is being offered in a case involving three dead bucks, killed in June.

That’s the same amount for information in the killings of two cows and a spike bull found along Clear Creek Road in mid-February.

Game wardens were able to make one arrest in another incident along the Wilson River earlier this month. A construction crew worker and local citizens blocked the exit of alleged poacher Bryant Robles, 31, of Hillsboro. Robles was cited with one count of taking a bull elk during closed season, punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine of $6,250.

 

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