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