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Alsea Man Charged with Multiple Wildlife Crimes Facing Possible Large Civil Fine
09/14/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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An investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers from the Albany and Salem offices led to the arrest last Friday of an Alsea-area man on multiple wildlife offenses related to the unlawful killing of two elk, including a 7 x 6 bull elk which if convicted could lead to a $15,000 civil fine under a new Oregon law that went into effect January 1, 2010.
 
According to OSP Senior Trooper James Halsey, OSP troopers concluded an investigation September 10th with the arrest of ADAM SCHREIBER, age 28, from Alsea, related to allegations he unlawfully killed a spike elk and a 7 x 6 bull elk September 1, 2010 on private property west of Alsea. SCHREIBER was taken to the Benton County Jail, booked and then cited and released to appear at a future date in Benton County Circuit Court on the following charges:
  • Exceeding Bag Limit – Elk
  • Hunting on Another's Cultivated Enclosed Land
  • Borrowing a Big Game Tag / Archery – Elk
  • Unlawful Possession of a Big Game Part
 
Effective January 1st, Oregon Revised Statute 496.705 provides that the State Fish & Wildlife Commission may institute suit for the recovery of damages for the unlawful taking or killing of any wildlife that are the property of the state as referred to in the statute. This includes $15,000 in damages for "each elk with at least six points on one antler".