POACHING — “The man who wore a T-shirt reading 'Damn I’m Good' while hoisting the severed head of one of many trophy Okanogan bucks he poached during a 2012 and 2013 killing spree was sentenced to five years in jail and over $24,000 in fines,” reports Andy Walgamott of Northwest Sportsman.
The Omak Chronicle and Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune report that Garret V.J. Elsberg pled guilty to eight counts of first-degree unlawful hunting of big game, seven counts of second-degree unlawful hunting, possession of a firearm, and one count of second-degree unlawful hunting of big game.
“These were the most flagrant acts of poaching in my 25 years as a game warden,” said Jim Brown, former Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife police officer and now the agency's region manager in Ephrata.
Walgamott has a full roundup of information about the case involving this young man gone wrong.