• 'Elk fever': Poacher gives strange excuse for killing elk, wounding additional animals in Oregon

    4 days ago - By WGN TV

    PORTLAND, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a 66-year-old man who shot a herd of elk in Tillamook County blamed the shooting on "elk fever" when turning himself in to the police.
    ODFW reported the shooting on Thursday afternoon , though the incident took place months prior in January. The department said the perpetrator killed one elk and severely injured at least three others while illegally shooting at the herd from the road.
    Oregon wildlife officials say the man had his gun pointed toward a highway, as well.
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