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La Grande man, father plead guilty to illegal hunting

LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) — A man and his father have pleaded guilty to illegal hunting in Eastern Oregon.

Oregon State Police say Kyle Bowen pleaded guilty in June to hunting in violation of wildlife laws. He was sentenced to a three-year hunting license suspension, 10 days jail and 18 months of probation, including writing an apology letter to a private landowner.

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in La Grande found that during the 2018 archery elk season, Bowen, with his father's help, harvested a trophy class bull elk in the Mount Emily wildlife unit without a proper tag.

Richard Bowen pleaded guilty to a charge of aiding in the proceeds of a wildlife violation and was sentenced to a three-year hunting license suspension, 18 months of probation, including the apology letter, and eight days in jail.

Both must pay restitution and forfeit equipment used in the illegal take.


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