UPDATE [EDITED To ADD OSP information]
: inquiry to OSP was late yesterday and heard back; as always, the OSP F&W responded quickly. OSP felt they had a good case but are also noted there was little outcome for the effort which they agree does happen; they noted there is not anything more to story and often more issues factor in the adjudication of cases. They also explained the TROPHY charge was not pursued as the bull did not meet the ORS criteria as it was a 5x6 and not 6x6. They recommended reaching out to the court and legislators to positively advocate further for better awareness and prosecution.
It appears Oregon Circuit Court info is searchable for free online for basic proceeding info that gets you a persons 'rap sheet' as well as court case info; all searchable by name: OREGON CIRCUIT COURT
Deputy DA Reed West
Judicial Officer Thomas Powers
The long/short of it appears the case may not have been as strong as it outwardly appears [no idea why/why not] and it also appears ODFW did not go for the trophy charge. There were three charges; one was dismissed [presumably a 'trespassing' charge under 498.002 since the timber company would have had to get involved? Perhaps it was A&H land so there was no real charge there? All guesses....]. The defendant plead out as we know:
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Since he pleaded and since they apparently agreed to 10-days in jail, the fine was probably adjusted lower as a result. Additionally, the 1-year probation includes a hunting/fishing license suspension - so the OSP press update did not include that [or inferred it and was missed]:
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A person can go an get the poachers history on the website linked above - there are other cases on his sheet dating back to 2001; this appears to be the only wildlife crime.
The full report from this case is attached; the source of the excerpts above and the result of the public database search linked above.