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3 elk poaching suspects face charges in Union County

Posted November 30

— Three Union County residents have been charged with poaching two bull elk, including one man who remains at large.

The East Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/2fO8jhv ) authorities said Tuesday they were able to identify the three suspects with help from community members. Oregon State Police had asked for the public's help in finding those responsible for the killing of the large elk on Nov. 16.

Nathan Crouch, Dylan Crouch and Brianna Black, all of Elgin, face misdemeanor charges of aiding in a game violation.

Authorities say they're still looking for Nathan Crouch, who may have fled the state. He faces additional charges of hunting on closed land, unlawful taking of a bull elk and other crimes.

State police say the wanted suspect also poached a large bull elk a few years ago.

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