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Four charged in big game poaching case after tip from citizen


May 20, 2020

EVIDENCE found in searches of suspects' homes is displayed in front of an OSP Wildlife patrol unit.

Three area men and a woman, two of them from Lebanon, have been charged with poaching 27 big game animals from various locations in Western Oregon, including Linn County, over the past two years.

Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers issued criminal citations in lieu of custody for William Hollings, 34, of Philomath; Nicholas Lisenby, 39, of Lebanon; and Eric Hamilton, 33, of Alsea. Amanda Hughes, 37, of Lebanon, was also charged.

The investigation began after a concerned citizen alerted authorities, police said. Restitution for the crimes, which occurred in western Oregon, may to...

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