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Poachers Sentenced For Leaving Five Elk To Waste

(Burns, OR)  --  A couple from Hines, Oregon is being sentenced for a poaching incident that left five elk dead in Harney County.  Chris Lardy and his wife Stephanie had late-season cow elk tags.  Witnesses saw them drive through sagebrush to pursue an elk herd.  They stopped and fired 30 to 40 shots into the herd.  The kept driving toward the herd and then randomly fired again.  They killed seven elk.  They tagged two of the animals and left the other five to waste.  Chris Lardy was convicted and sentenced to six days in jail and is prohibited from hunting for three years.  He must write a letter of apology to be published in the local paper.  The couple must also take hunter education courses following their suspensions to regain hunting rights.

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