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State police seek public’s help in probe regarding death of cow moose east of Ontario

ONTARIO – The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for help to identify the individual or individuals responsible for the unlawful take and waste of a cow moose in Malheur County two weeks ago.

A concerned citizen reported the dead cow moose in a private field off of East Island Road in Ontario, Jan. 16.

The area – about one mile east of Ontario – is in the Beulah Wildlife Management Unit. An Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife trooper and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife responded to the scene to investigate the dead cow moose that was shot and left.

Anyone with any information about the dead animal can contact Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Casey Hunter through the Turn in Poachers hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or dial *OSP (mobile) and reference case number SP24017131. Callers may remain anonymous.      

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