Ontario man arrested for allegedly poaching moose

By on Thursday, March 14th, 2024 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

ONTARIO — Oregon State Police say they have arrested a suspect after an investigation in the illegal killing of a moose in Ontario. 

30-year-old Jesus Angel Herrera Jr. from Ontario was arrested on March 6. He’s accused of shooting and killing a cow moose in a field off East Island Road in Ontario on January 16.

OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers, with the assistance of OSP SWAT, High Desert Task Force Officers, OSP detectives, OSP patrol troopers and Malheur County Sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at a residence related to the investigation and arrested Herrera

He is now facing charges of unlawful take/possession of cow moose, a Class C felony; as well as, waste of a game mammal and hunting from or across a highway, both Class A misdemeanors.

The investigation is continuing, and additional charges may be forthcoming, according to the release.