Poaching Dirt Bags

One of the few things that bothers me the most is poaching and wasting an animal.
Some Oregonians have to wait years for the chance to hunt a nice deer or elk, only to find out all the worthwhile game has been hunted illegally and left to wrought. These crimes should be elevated so the minimum jail time is 24 months, and a $5000 fine. Every repeat offence doubles the fine and jail term.

This is a theft of a natural resource that law abiding citizens have been paying for since Oregon was a state. The citizen has also been harmed in the crime by not being allowed to hunt the destroyed animal.

At some point it will become to costly for these poachers, and they will be forced to play by the rules, or enjoy a state institution. Also gun rights should be revoked for 5 years every time a defendant has been convicted of poaching, and waste and want.

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Two Men Charged After Poaching Trophy Buck – Wheeler County (Photo) – 11/23/16

The Oregon State Police in conjunction with the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office and Warm Springs Department of Natural Resources recently completed an investigation into the unlawful take of a trophy 4×6 buck mule deer in Wheeler County near Fossil.

The investigation revealed on October 27, 2016 at approximately 6:20PM, Erland SUPPAH SR, age 69, of Warm Springs, and Oscar FINLEY, age 40, Wapato, Washington unlawfully shot the trophy buck on private property without permission during closed season from the highway right-of-way.

On November 21, SUPPAH was criminally cited for Unlawful Taking Buck Deer Closed Season, Hunting on Enclosed Lands of Another, and Hunting Prohibited Area; Highway Right-of-Way. FINLEY was criminally cited with Unlawful Taking Buck Deer Closed Season and Hunting on Enclosed Lands of Another. The Deer was seized as evidence.

Two Elk Shot And Left To Waste (Again) – Columbia County (Photo)11/23/16

The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of two elk in Columbia County on November 21, 2016. This is following a similar incident that occurred last week in Union County (release below).

On November 21 at about 7am, troopers began an investigation after one cow elk and one five point bull elk were shot and left to waste on private property near Saint Helens (near Smith Road between Robinette Road and Dart Creek Road). OSP was able to salvage the elk where they will be donated to charity.

A reward of up to $1000 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is comprised of $500 from the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher (TIP) program and $500 from the Columbia County Chapter of the Oregon Hunter’s Association.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Justin Morgan at (503)396-2408 or justin.morgan2@state.or.us. The TIP hotline may also be called any time at 1-800-452-7888. Any information may be left anonymously.

Release from 11/16/2016:
The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of two bull elk in Union County.

On November 16, 2016, OSP was notified of two dead bull elk approximately 60 yards off of Yarrington Road, which is located northeast of Elgin in Union County. An OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper responded and found both bull elk had been shot and left to waste. Investigation revealed the elk were most likely shot in the late evening hours of November 15 or early morning hours of November 16, 2016. Evidence was collected at the scene.

A reward of up to $500.00 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher (TIP) program.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Senior Trooper Marcus McDowell through the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or email at marcus.mcdowell@state.or.us. Information may be kept anonymous.

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Two Bull Elk Shot And Left To Waste, OSP Seeks Public’s Assistance – Union County (Photo)11/16/16 

The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of two bull elk in Union County.

On November 16, 2016, OSP was notified of two dead bull elk approximately 60 yards off of Yarrington Road, which is located northeast of Elgin in Union County. An OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper responded and found both bull elk had been shot and left to waste. Investigation revealed the elk were most likely shot in the late evening hours of November 15 or early morning hours of November 16, 2016. Evidence was collected at the scene.

A reward of up to $500.00 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher (TIP) program.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Senior Trooper Marcus McDowell through the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or email at marcus.mcdowell@state.or.us. Information may be kept anonymous.

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