A poached moose was discovered Dec. 2 northwest of Wallowa and authorities are asking the public for help in identifying the culprit.
Oregon State Police was notified of the dead cow moose, which was found approximately 20 yards off Coal Docks Road. Troopers found the moose had been shot and cleaned, though some of the meat was left to waste.
OSP investigation revealed the moose had been shot late Dec. 1 or the early morning of Dec. 2. Evidence was collected at the scene, according to OSP.
There are no lawful hunts that allow the harvesting of moose in Oregon. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher program. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Senior Trooper Brian Miller through the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or email at Brian.Miller@state.or.us.