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Police seek help in Eagle Point poaching case

Police are hoping the prospects of up to $6,000 will help them discover who poached a large Roosevelt bull elk and kept only its head and antlers earlier this week outside of Eagle Point.

The remainder of the elk was left to waste where it was shot either Saturday or Sunday near milepost 2 on Lake Creek Road, according to the Oregon State Police.

 Investigators hope someone who discovers one or more people with a new elk head but no meat or carcass will tip off authorities to their identity.

Of the reward money, $5,000 is offered through the Humane Society of United States for information leading to a conviction. Another $500 is being offered by Cascade Ranch for information leading to an arrest and the Oregon Hunters Association's Turn in Poachers Program, also known as TIP, is also offering $500.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Trooper Josh Nugent at 541-727-8055, or the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Those providing information may be kept anonymous and still qualify for the reward, OSP said.