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Donations Help OSP Troopers See Nighttime Violators
12/22/2008
Sergeant Todd Hoodenpyl
OSP Fish & Wildlife Division - Tillamook
Office: (503) 815-3373

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Protecting Oregon's fish and wildlife resources doesn't just end once the sun goes down. Once darkness sets in the challenge in magnified, but a recent donation is helping Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers in western Oregon see illegal hunting activity that tries to avoid detection at night.
 
The Yamhill County Chapter and Tillamook County Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) helped Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildife troopers find nighttime illegal hunters with the purchase and donation of night vision goggles. Each OHA chapter purchased a pair of Generation III night vision googles for use by the OSP Mid Coast Fish and Wildlife Team in Tillamook, Yamhill and Washington counties.
 
"Both chapters felt they could help and assist enforcement efforts with this equipment to apprehend wildlife violators," said OSP Sergeant Todd Hoodenpyl.
 
The OSP Mid Coast Fish and Wildlife team recently drafted a blacktail deer plan approved by the Fish and Wildlife Commission. Recent enforcement efforts involved 11 nighttime deer decoy operations during the Western Oregon buck deer season and the arrest or citing of 12 suspects for hunting deer at night.