$440? How about figuring what was spent on the investigation and charging at least that much.
Yes, but 10 of those months you get to spend at a state sanctioned “hotel”.Shooting a bull elk out of season in a unit that takes 20+ points to draw should have a more severe punishment than that. I would hunt Wenaha every year for $440.
However, Oregon Pen system can no longer make you work for free so... I'm sure over those 10 months you can earn enough to pay that $440... I see potential here
The article says 10 days in jail, not 10 months.However, Oregon Pen system can no longer make you work for free so... I'm sure over those 10 months you can earn enough to pay that $440... I see potential here
This is really messed up though
The article says 10 days…even at a state sanctioned hotel 10 days can’t be that bad.
What a joke of a sentenceView attachment 1004405
OSP got one out of Elgin:
On October 1, 2022, the opening day of the rifle deer season, deer hunters contacted Oregon State Troopers to advise they had located a deceased bull elk. The bull elk was located on private timber company lands off Kingsbury Lane north of Elgin, Oregon in the Wenaha Wildlife Management Unit. Fish and Wildlife Troopers responded to the scene and determined the bull elk had been shot from Kingsbury Lane with a rifle and had been left to waste. The elk had been shot a couple of days prior and no part of the elk had been removed or any attempt to salvage the meat had been taken.
With the public's assistance, Troopers developed a suspect in the case. Cody Murrill, (42) of Elgin, Oregon, was interviewed, cited, and released to appear in court for criminal charges of Unlawful Take of a Branch Antlered Bull Elk and Waste of Wildlife.
On January 20, 2023, Cody Murrill appeared in the Union County Circuit Court and plead guilty to the charges. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail; 12 months’ probation; forfeiture of the rifle used in the unlawful taking, and $440 in fines.
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Just don't drop this in the state hotel shower 😂The article says 10 days…even at a state sanctioned hotel 10 days can’t be that bad.
10 Days not months!
Can confirm. 😒That's less than a non res elk tag!
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The special DA assists in the prosecution of complex cases where the locals don't have the resources / expertise.Didn't Oregon hire a specialty DA just to assist with poaching crimes recently - like in 2021/22?
The special DA assists in the prosecution of complex cases where the locals don't have the resources / expertise.
Penalties are set within Oregon Statutes and applied by the presiding Judge. IF you think this offender should have gotten 10-months, then you need to change Oregon's sentencing guidelines. Talk to your legislator.