Three Oregon teens, two from Central Oregon will face deer and elk poaching charges. The teens arrested are Cole Craig, 18, of Bend, and Spencer Greene, 17, from Sisters and Tyler Mitchell, 17, from Gold Hill in southwest Oregon.
Oregon State Police says the arrests follow an eight month investigation by the OSP Fish and Wildlife Division, the U.S. Forest Service and the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office. The three are charged with unlawfully taking and wasting deer and elk in the Metolius Wildlife Management Unit.
Investigators found locks shot off gates leading to the mule deer winter range habitat and headless mule deer found and their meat wasted.