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Pendleton Man to be Arraigned in Baker County Following Unlawful Killed of Bighorn Sheep
Sergeant Eric Newman
OSP Fish & Wildlife Division - Baker City
Phone: (541) 212-5739

A Pendleton-area man is scheduled to be arraigned December 8th in Baker County Circuit Court on allegations of unlawful take of two trophy sized bighorn sheep in eastern Oregon.
Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife troopers conducted an investigation into wildlife crimes involving JAMES BRONSON JR., age 52, from Pendleton, and submitted the information to Baker County District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff. The investigation alleged BRONSON killed two bighorn sheep in Baker County, one in December 2007 and a second during the fall of 2008. BRONSON did not possess a valid license or tag to take either of the bighorn sheep and two trophy sized bighorn rams were recovered related to the investigation.
Four once in a lifetime tags were issued in 2008 for the herd which numbers approximately 40 sheep located within the Lookout Mountain Game Management Unit.