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OSP requests public’s assistance after dead elk discovered near Silver Falls State Park

On April 2, troopers from the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division received a call reporting a dead elk off of Silver Ridge Road, west of Silver Falls State Park.
Troopers located the elk and were able to determine it was a large branch antler bull that had been shot and killed with a high-power rifle. The antlers were taken and the entire carcass was left to waste. The antlers were broken off at the bases and will appear similar to a naturally shed antler.
Troopers were able to recover a bullet from the elk carcass and are . . .