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State files 33 trophy deer poaching charges against Okanogan man

Washington Fish and Wildlife police pose with the trophy buck heads seized from a horse trailer on the Colville Indian Reservation that led to illegal hunting charges in October, 2013, against Garret V.J. Elsberg, 24, a member of the Colville Tribe. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Washington Fish and Wildlife police pose with the trophy buck heads seized from a horse trailer on the Colville Indian Reservation that led to illegal hunting charges in October, 2013, against Garret V.J. Elsberg, 24, a member of the Colville Tribe. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

HUNTING -- His boasting on Facebook apparently has helped Washington Fish and Wildlife police make a case on a 24-year-old Okanogan man and charge him with 33 counts of illegal hunting activities involving trophy mule deer. 

The case was made nine months after the agency posted on Facebook a request -- and a $2,500 reward -- for the public's help in solving a spree killing case.

The case against Garret V.J. Elsberg, a member of the Colville Tribe, is detailed by Andy Walgamott of Northwest Sportsman.




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