An Oregon State Police truck in Gales Creek on October 31, 2021. The snout of either a decoy or real elk or deer is seen poking up out of the truck bed. Photo: Chas Hundley
Oregon State Police are seeking public assistance in two elk poaching cases in Columbia County that both happened around the last week of October. It was not clear if the cases are considered connected.
Case # SP21300901
On October 23, OSP responded to reports of a bull elk shot near the community of Mist, north of Vernonia. The elk was located near Lane Creek Mainline off of the Columbia River Mainline near milepost 21, according to OSP.
The area is a Weyerhaeuser drive-in permit area.
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