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5 People Face Charges For Unlawful Killing of Mule Deer Southwest of Pendleton

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5 people face charges for unlawfully killing a mule deer near Pendleton 5 people face charges for unlawfully killing a mule deer near Pendleton
PENDLETON, OR - Five people face wildlife related charges after an Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Trooper found them with the head of a freshly killed mule deer Sunday.

  The officer came across a Jeep Cherokee about nine miles southwest of Pendleton near the Umatilla River, parked at the intersection of Speare Canyon Road and Mud Springs Road Sunday evening.  The trooper noticed an empty gun case and ammunition inside the Jeep.  About two and a half hours later, another Jeep Cherokee pulled up at the intersection with five people inside. They had the buck's head and a rifle with them. 

The trooper wrote the five people tickets, their names and the charges they face are listed below: 

VANCE TYLER WRIGHT, age 23, from Canyon City (identified as shooter)
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Game Mammal Closed Season
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer
* Waste of Game Mammal

KENNAN CARL ADEN WRIGHT, age 21, from Pendleton
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer

BRANDON MICHAEL McCONNELL, age 20, from Pendleton
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer

FOREST HUNTER JOHNSON, age 19, from Pendleton
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer

WHITNEY ANN ANDERSON, age 19, from Pendleton
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer

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