Eagle Point man pleads not guilty to poaching deer

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MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An Eagle Point man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Medford to charges alleging he and his teenage son went on a deer-poaching spree this winter.

Charles Douglas Cochran was arrested Monday in a raid on his home where Oregon State Police seized 21 sets of blacktail antlers, pelts from bobcats and foxes, and game meat. Also seized from the home were four rifles and a bow.

Sgt. Kirk Meyer told Mail Tribune (http://is.gd/VoOP0j ) the investigation began three weeks ago, following a tip from a neighbor.

Charges include taking a deer during a closed season and unlawful possession of furs.

Cochran’s 16-year-old son faces related poaching charges in the Jackson County Juvenile Justice Department.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/