PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A man who poached a bull elk last year has been sentenced to two years of supervised probation.

The East Oregonian reports 23-year-old Skyler Willis is prohibited from possessing firearms and archery equipment. He also had his hunting privileges suspended for three years and must pay more than $5,000.

Willis shot a trophy 6-point bull elk with his bow in September on the Zumwalt Prairie in the Chesnimnus Wildlife Management Unit. Willis reportedly did not have a valid elk tag and had been trespassing when he retrieved the bull elk.

The elk antlers, elk meat and bow used to kill the elk were all seized following a three-month investigation into the crime.

Willis is to write a letter of apology to the hunters of Oregon and the Nature Conservancy.


Information from: East Oregonian,