Jim Martin, 42, is being held for Unlawful Possession of a Bull Elk and Unlawful Possession of an Altered Firearm.
Officers were called to the Nickel Mine area near Riddle where they received an anonymous report of a rifle shot. Oregon State Police approached a group of men and Martin, who was pulling a trailer containing a dead elk. Martin told police he killed with a bow, but police seized the elk for further examination because the wound looked like it came from a bullet.
Police searched Martin’s residence where they seized evidence and two firearms, including a handgun with the serial number ground off. Martin was then lodged in the Douglas County Jail.