TERREBONNE, Ore. (AP) – Two men have been convicted and sentenced for elk poaching in central Oregon.
Oregon State Police said in a news release that 43-year-old Justin Aplin and his father, 65-year-old Jerry Aplin, were found guilty by a jury last week for a 2014 poaching near Terrebonne in the Metolius Wildlife Management Unit.
Justin Aplin was convicted of unlawful taking of a trophy buck and borrowing a big game tag. Jerry Aplin was convicted of loaning a big game tag and aiding in a wildlife violation.
They must pay $7,500 in restitution to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the trophy buck. Both had their hunting privileges suspended for three years and will be on probation for a year.
The agency started investigating the men after receiving an anonymous tip.