OR: Poachers Get Lifetime Hunting Ban
May 20, 2010
Poachers Get Lifetime Hunting Ban
MEDFORD, Ore. -- Two southern Oregon men have received lifetime
suspensions of their hunting privileges after pleading guilty to hunting
bears with dogs or bait.
State police say 42-year-old Terry Clearwater of Butte Falls and
37-year-old Brian Gerke of Shady Cove were targets of a 2008 undercover
investigation by troopers.
Oregon is one of 30 states in the Wildlife Violator Compact, in which
they honor each other's hunting and angling suspensions.
That means Clearwater and Gerke's lifetime bans also will keep them from
hunting in much of the West, Midwest and South.
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