ODFW: Poaching in Lane County ‘worst’ ever

SALEM, Ore. — A decapitated black bear joins a growing list of animals from a frenzy of poaching in Lane County in recent weeks. The crimes appear to be random and opportunistic, and officials are looking for leads in multiple cases.

Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Josh Wolcott, who works with the state’s only conservation K9, a yellow lab named Buck, is traveling Lane County investigating wildlife crime scenes and searching for evidence.

“This is the worst I’ve ever seen. Things are happening all over Lane County right now,” Wolcott said. “Every . . .