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Bend Man Cited on Multiple Wildlife Crimes; Mounts and Parts Seized from Home
Sergeant David Pond
OSP Fish & Wildlife Division - Bend
Office: (541) 388-6213 ext. 218

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division investigation out of the Bend Area Command office led to multiple citations issued to a Bend man following a one-month investigation into illegal hunting activities.
OSP Senior Trooper Greg Love initiated the investigation following a tip that MICHAEL TANNER, age 38, from Bend, was allegedly involved in illegal hunting activities for several years and had evidence at his home including wall mounts and wildlife parts. The investigation culminated Sunday evening, June 7th, when OSP Fish & Wildlife and Patrol troopers served a search warrant at TANNER's residence located in the 60000 block of Defiance Street.
Senior Trooper Love and assisting troopers found TANNER was unlawfully in possession of illegally taken wildlife, seizing evidence including two mounts, a bobcat, one set of antlers and a bear's skull.
TANNER was cited to appear in Deschutes County Circuit Court on the following misdemeanor wildlife crimes:
  • Unlawful Possession of Mule Deer (2 counts)
  • Unlawful Possession of Elk
  • Unlawful Possession of Antelope
  • Unlawful Possession of Bear
  • Unlawful Possession of Bobcat