Wallowa County, OR officials, along with the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Service, have offered a $1,000 reward about information that would help lead to the apprehension of the poacher who illegally butchered a large Cow Moose in the Northeastern part of the county.

Officials said the moose was found about 20 yards off Coal Docks Road in the Northeastern part of the county December 2. Map shows Wallowa County in relation to Tri-Cities, rest of Oregon.

Incident occurred in NE Wallowa County (Google Maps)
Incident occurred in NE Wallowa County (Google Maps)

Based upon forensic evidence from the scene, it's believed the animal was killed December 1st. Some of the meat was harvested from the moose, the rest left to rot. According to the Fish and Wildlife Service, there is NO lawful hunts that allow harvesting of moose in the state, so this was highly illegal.

The moose had been shot, but the caliber of the weapon was not released. The moose had also been beheaded in the harvesting process, and the legs amputated.

Anyone with any information is asked to report it to the Oregon State Patrol's TIP Line at 1-800-452-7888. 

All leads are confidential.


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