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Poachers Kill 26 Deer With .22 At Night
Should have string'm up...
"Poachers Sentenced After Shooting 26 Deer at Night with .22 Caliber Rifle"
Certainly didn't throw the book at them.
I have to say those sentences were harsher than a lot of others I’ve seen. Scumbags could at least use the meat that’s the worst part about it.
We had an issue similar to this up around Lampasas a few years ago. They were selling the meat commercially.
a 75 year hunting ban,,, that should teach him
75 year ban, he will ignore that. Wish I had been the judge.
I'm glad they caught them. Those skunks are from the same county as me.
Kudos to the Pennsylvania Game Commission officers for pinching these 3 a-holes.
Well thats the first time I have seen a poacher actually receive jail time. Good on PA.
They do that every night here in Pittsburgh starting feb . It’s called snipers. They hire them. I used to have fun hunting my property. Now there are so few deer here I’d rather hunt in oh then hunting pa. I don’t see how poaching is illegal if they can hire snipers at night that bait and use silencers. How and why is that legal?
Yeah, he didn’t have a hunting license when he was poaching. So ban him from being able to hunt for 75 years. Makes perfect sense to me. Need more jail time and financial restitutions/ penalties.
Happens all time it will never change! Some do it to feed families some do it for thrill. Our justice system sucks. At least it wasnt a armament gun.
I'd guess the jail time had more to do with him being a felon in possession of a firearm than for shooting the deer. $1600 fine for killing at least 5 deer and no restitution? To me that is a joke. If I was inclined to poach deer (I am not) the risk of getting a similar fine would not give me much pause. These guys weren't shooting a deer to eat or even because it was trophy. They were shooting them just to leave and rot. I'd guess 26 was the tip on the ice berg.
I like the stiff times on losing hunting license. However I tend to agree they will go hunt anyways. Especially when they know they will only get up small fine if caught.
Punishment should be incremental and mandatory. Slap on the wrist for one offence, a month in the slammer for each additional offence up to three, then beyond that felony charges with a year plus jail time. Monetary fines for as much as you can squeeze out of them.
Who hires the "snipers"??? And for what reason??
For my area in the the early 90s they'd have been considered underachievers