State appoints first-ever prosecutor to specialize in poaching cases
March 16, 2022
Poachers beware: There is a new force in the courts.
An anti-poaching special prosecutor.
Jay D. Hall, hired last month as a new Assistant Attorney General with the Oregon Department of Justice, is serious about prosecuting fish and wildlife crimes.
The new prosecutor role is the final strategy of a three-prong approach legislators mapped out in 2019 to reduce poaching crimes across the state.
The first two strategies were: increasing detection of poaching through a public awareness campaign and increasing enforcement of wildlife laws by hiring additional OSP fish and wildlife troopers....