2 Salem-area Men Sentenced For Poaching, Wasting Bull Elk

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON STATE POLICE FISH AND WILDLIFE DIVISION

David Bruce Maxfield Jr. (age 26) of Dallas entered a guilty plea in the Benton County Circuit Court to one count of Taking, Angling, Hunting, or Trapping in Violation of Wildlife Law or Rule as a Class A Misdemeanor.

MAXFIELD. (OSP)

Allen Craige Boal (age 26) of Dallas entered a no contest plea in Benton County Circuit Court to one count of Taking, Angling, Hunting, or Trapping in Violation of Wildlife Law or Rule as a Class A Misdemeanor. Additional wildlife offenses were dismissed as part of the plea bargain.

BOAL. (OSP)

Subject to the plea deal Maxfield was sentenced to:

-12 months of Bench Probation
-Perform 40 hours of community service
-Forfeit all wildlife seized during investigation
-Forfeit weapon seized during investigation
-Pay $7,600 in fines, fees, and restitution
-Hunting privileges suspended for a period of 3 years

Subject to the plea deal Boal was sentenced to:

-12 months of Bench Probation
-Perform 40 hours of community service
-Pay $7,600 in fines, fees, and restitution
-Hunting privileges suspended for a period of 3 years

WASTED BULL ELK. (OSP)

The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Mid-Valley Team which concluded both subjects engaged in the unlawful take of a trophy 6×6 bull elk in the Kings Valley area of Benton County. The bull elk was killed by Maxfield and neither subject possessed the proper tag. The subjects left the bull elk to waste, only recovering its head/antlers. As a result of the investigation the trophy class bull elk and Maxfield’s bow were seized. Boal had a previous wildlife offense conviction.

SEIZED RACK. (OSP)

A violation of any provision of the wildlife laws (such as the unlawful take of deer), or any rule adopted pursuant to the wildlife laws, is a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed with a culpable mental state in Oregon. If convicted, a person can be charged with the maximum penalty of $6250, have their hunting privileges suspended and forfeit weapons or other items used in the commission of the crime(s).

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