The last of four defendants in a Baker County mule deer poaching case pleaded guilty Monday in Circuit Court and was sentenced to 10 days in jail and two years of bench probation, and his hunting privileges were suspended for three years.

Max Andersen, 22, of Astoria, pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful taking of wildlife during a closed season, and one count of unlawful waste of wildlife, according to a press release from District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff.

In addition to the jail and probation terms, Andersen was ordered to pay $7,500 in restitution to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).

Three other men, all from Astoria, pleaded guilty this spring in connection with poaching of trophy mule deer (defined in Oregon law as bucks with four or more antler points) in November 2015 and November 2016 in the Lookout Mountain unit of eastern Baker County.

The other defendants:

• Austin Barter, 21, pleaded guilty on April 9, 2018, to one count of unlawful taking of wildlife, one count of unlawful waste of wildlife and one count of aiding in a wildlife violation.

Barter was sentenced to eight days in jail, two years of bench probation, his hunting privileges were suspended for three years and he was ordered to pay $7,500 in restitution to ODFW.

• Chase Rusinovich, 21, pleaded guilty on May 14, 2018, of two counts of unlawful taking of wildlife.

Rusinovich was sentenced to 15 days in jail and two years of bench probation. His hunting privileges were suspended for three years and he was ordered to pay $7,500 in restitution to ODFW.

• Jake Marincovich, 22, pleaded guilty on April 5, 2018, to one count of harassing wildlife. He was sentenced to two years of bench probation and his hunting privileges were suspended for two years.

Marincovich, who did not kill any deer, would have been required to testify against the three other defendants had their cases gone to trial.

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