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Sandy Man Sentenced on Wildlife Crime Convictions
10/25/2011
Sergeant Chris Allori
Fish & Wildlife Division
(503) 731-3020 ext. 263

An investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division troopers into unlawful hunting and related wildlife crimes led to the second conviction of a Sandy-area man last month.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Chris Allori, beginning in 2009, information was received about possible unlawful hunting activities involving KRISTOPHER LYNN, age 32, from Sandy. The investigation led to the issuance of a search warrant at the suspect's residence on March 31, 2011. OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers from Portland and Salem executed several search warrants and contacted Lynn. Numerous evidentiary items were seized, including archery hunting equipment, a cougar skull, a cougar mount, a 3x4 black-tailed buck deer mount, a 4x4 black-tailed buck deer mount, and unlawfully possessed wildlife parts. LYNN was charged with crimes in both Clackamas and Marion counties.
 
On July 12, 2011, Lynn pled guilty in a Clackamas County circuit court to several crimes, including:
  • Unlawful Taking of Bear During a Closed Season
  • Unlawful Possession of Cougar
  • Unlawful Possession of Deer
  • False Application for Fish/Wildlife License/Tag/Permit
 
Based upon Lynn’s guilty plea, he received fines totaling $1268, received a three year hunting suspension, and forfeiture of a cougar skull, cougar mount, 3x4 black-tailed buck deer mount, and a .325 caliber rifle.
 
On October 24, 2011, Lynn pled guilty in a Marion County Circuit Court to:
  • Unlawful Taking of Deer
 
Based upon Lynn’s guilty plea, he received fines totaling $7702, received a five year hunting suspension and forfeiture of a 4x4 black-tailed buck deer mount.
 
Under new penalties that took effect January 2010, the 4x4 black-tailed buck deer qualified for increased trophy fines. Any buck deer with at least 4 points on either side qualifies for a trophy fine of $7,500.