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Illegally killed elk found on the Oregon Coast

Oregon State Police are asking the public to help identify those responsible.

Posted: Jan 24, 2019 6:49 AM
Updated: Jan 24, 2019 10:22 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Officials say four elk were illegally killed and left to waste in Lincoln and Tillamook counties in early January.

The Statesman-Journal reports Oregon State Police are asking for help in identifying those responsible.

Officials say on Jan. 8, a five-point bull elk was found dead and wasted in Toledo, just inland from Newport.

Police say an investigation revealed the elk had been shot by a high-powered rifle.

Police say four days later three cow elk were found shot and killed with a high-caliber rifle and were left to waste in a clear-cut several miles from Highway 6 on Fox Creek Road.

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