A Douglas County man is facing charges after illegally shooting a bull elk earlier this month.
On September 2, Oregon State troopers responded to a report of a dead bull elk in the 2800 Block of Mehl Creek Road in Elkton.
The bull had the head removed and the meat removed. The elk had been shot by a rifle during the bow season.
The investigation revealed that Jase Billman, 20, shot the bull from the roadway with a .270 caliber rifle then enlisted the help of three friends and family to pack it out. Billman was issued a citation for unlawful take of bull elk and his rifle was seized along with the antlers and meat from the bull.
The meat was able to be salvaged. Two other individuals were issued citations for aiding in a wildlife offense.
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TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677) TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us
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