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OSP fish and wildlife troopers arrest Benton County man for wildlife crimes

In early March of this year, Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife troopers executed a search warrant in Benton County near the city of Adair, resulting in the seizure of multiple deer and elk antlers, a shoulder mount of a bighorn sheep and a compound bow.
The investigation started when OSP received information that two bull elk were killed on the same day, by the same individual, during the 2016 Archery Season. As a result of the search warrant, a 32-year-old Benton County man was charged with 11 counts of unlawful possession of buck deer antlers, three counts of unlawful possession of elk antlers, lend/borrow elk tag, no written record of big game tag, exceeding bag limit, unlawful take bull elk and tampering with physical evidence.
The investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected.