State police ask for help finding elk poacher

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) Oregon State Police is asking for help identifying a person who illegally killed a bull elk east of Astoria in late October.

Police said Saturday that the Clatsop County chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Authorities say the bull elk was left to waste along Aldrich Point Road near the unincorporated Columbia River communities of Knappa and Brownsmead. The elk's head was removed. It was discovered Oct. 27, about 40 yards from the pavement near Owl Lane.

Anyone with information can call 503-791-9486 or 800-452-7888.