Conservation groups, hunters, fishermen unite behind bill to raise poaching fines May 27, 2011 Oregon


Conservation groups, hunters, fishermen unite behind bill to raise poaching fines May 27, 2011 Oregon Management Daily Journal

A bill to raise fines for poachers of fish and wildlife has passed the Oregon Senate ... No one knows just how many salmon, deer or ducks are taken by poachers, but a case last month shows a few people can do a lot of damage. Nine people from Springfield were arrested on poaching and racketeering charges in what state police called the biggest poaching ring in Oregon history. They were credited with taking nearly 300 deer over five years on the McKenzie wildlife management unit near Springfield.


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