By Andy Walgamott
Last week, Oregon State Police put out word they were looking for info on a poached bull elk found along Lake Creek Road in Jackson County outside Medford.
This week, they’re seeking tips on three blacktail bucks discovered a ways up the road.
OSP reports that they were found near milepost 4, and that one had its head and hindquarters taken, but the rest was left to waste. The other two bucks had only their skull caps taken.
“The rate of decomposition suggests they might have been killed around the first week of September,” says OSP.
As with the bull, which was found near milepost 2, there is a significant reward, up to $5,250 (it’s $10,000 for the elk).
Anyone with info is being asked to call Nugent at (541) 727-8055, or the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at (800) 452-7888.
Anonymous tips are taken as well.
In an odd coincidence, a doe was poached earlier this summer in Idaho along Lake Creek Road near Ketchum.