An Island City, Oregon father and son were arrested last week by Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division troopers following an investigation into the unlawful taking of two bull elk in the Wenaha Wildlife Management Unit in northeast Oregon.
The Wenaha Unit is considered a premier controlled branch antler bull elk hunting unit for which only 20 tags are issued during archery season. This is a very difficult tag to obtain, and for most hunters it may be a once-in-a-lifetime hunting opportunity.
Read on for details from an Oregon State Police press release via Northwest Sportsman Magazine:
On Sept. 7, 2011, OSP Fish & Wildlife Division troopers arrested RICHARD “RICKY” ANDERSON, age 24, and RICHARD A. ANDERSON, age 46, both from Island City.
The investigation began when La Grande-area OSP Senior Trooper Kris Davis developed information that three bull elk were unlawfully taken in the Wenaha Wildlife Management Unit during the 2008, 2009 and 2010 archery seasons by RICHARD “RICKY” ANDERSON. The information alleged RICKY ANDERSON killed two branch antler bull elk using a general season archery tag which is not valid in the Wenaha Unit for branch antler bull elk. He did possess a controlled hunt tag for the Wenaha Unit in 2010, but allegedly killed two branch antler bull elk. More....