Vancouver man, 3 others arrested by Oregon police for unlawful hunting
UPDATE: Vancouver man, 3 others arrested by Oregon police for unlawful
The allegedly killed deer, elk, bear, antelope and hawk
April 8, 2011
A Vancouver resident, two Oregon residents and one person from Indiana
have been ordered to appear in courts to answer charges that they violated
several Oregon wildlife laws in the killing of several deer, cow elk, a
spike bull elk, an antelope, a hawk, bear, raccoon and beaver.
Loren Keller, 28, of Vancouver is charged with making a fraudulent
application for an Oregon 2011 Resident Sport Pac combination license by
claiming to be an Oregon resident, saving himself more than $1,300; and for
shooting killing a cow elk in January, using a rifle that’s been seized
because he is a convicted felon, according to a bulletin from the Oregon
State Police and Senior Trooper Adam Turnbo.
• Brian Miller, 27, of Lake Oswego, Ore., the owner of Northwest Hunting
Adventures, which was tied to the violations.
• Nathan Hostetter, 37, of Lebanon, Ore., a guide for the company.
• Casey Jones, 31, a resident of Bargersville, Ind.
Oregon troopers with the Fish & Wildlife Division spent five months on
the investigation of hunting and guiding violations over two years, in eight
counties: Clatsop, Tillamook, Washington, Multnomah, Linn, Gilliam, Douglas
and Harney, the bulletin said.
Washington state wildlife officers assisted Oregon troopers. Numerous
search warrants were executed in Oregon and also in Indiana, where parts of
the antelope were found, the bulletin said.
The defendants are ordered to appear in various county courts on
violations, not all committed by each defendant. Charges include unlawful
taking and/or possessing wildlife; taking wildlife in a closed season and
exceeding deer bag limit; waste of a game mammal; first-degree theft;
falsely applying for Sport Pac; felon possessing a firearm; and aiding or
counseling a wildlife violation.
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