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Poachers Pay Killing Buck

Postby Ben Sobieck » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:27 am

The following is a release from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

COLUMBUS, OH - Two men convicted of the illegal taking of white-tailed deer from Side Cut Metro Park in Maumee have been ordered to pay restitution of $13,277.60 according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

The revised restitution law went into effect March 2008 and allows the ODNR Division of Wildlife to seek an increased recovery value on all illegally harvested wildlife. Last November, two Ross County poachers were ordered to pay $12,988 under the law.

Justin T. Angles, 20, of Fostoria has pled no contest in Maumee Municipal Court to charges of taking a deer by illegal means and illegal possession of deer parts. Angles will pay $1,156.26 in fines and additional court costs along with restitution. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with 30 suspended. Angles served three days in jail and has 27 days of electronic home monitoring. He will serve 60 hours of community service and his hunting privileges were suspended for three years.

Daniel W. Mahoney, 20, of Akron has pled no contest in Maumee Municipal Court to charges of taking a deer by illegal means and illegal possession of deer parts. Mahoney will pay $764 in fines and additional court costs along with restitution. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with 50 suspended. Mahoney served three days in jail and has 7 days of electronic home monitoring. He will serve 60 hours of community service and his hunting privileges were suspended for three years.

Both poachers were students at the University of Toledo at the time of the incident.

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RE: Poachers Pay Killing Buck

Postby Patriot » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:37 am

Hopefully they have learned a valuable (and costly) lesson.
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RE: Poachers Pay Killing Buck

Postby Jdbllung » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:38 am

Now that's what I'm talking about!  Finally, some real penalties being handed out.
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RE: Poachers Pay Killing Buck

Postby OHhunter » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:43 pm

check out this link, it's the full story.  
http://outdoornews.com/articles/2009/02 ... 144280.txt
 
After killing the deer they posted their picture on The Ohio Division of Wildlife website in the photo gallery, I know poachers are idiots but this one will be hard to top. Considering the deer was well known by everyone in the area because of it's size and unique rack. 
 
Hopefully other states will soon adopt a penalty similiar to Ohio's and make poachers PAY.
 
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RE: Poachers Pay Killing Buck

Postby coach » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:33 pm

Good job Ohio.  They deserve it.
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RE: Poachers Pay Killing Buck

Postby whitetailtime » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:02 pm

Way to go Ohio!!! Job well done!!

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RE: Poachers Pay Killing Buck

Postby Demoderby4 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:06 pm

Good, they deserve it, if not more! i know criminals sure are some of the dumbest people out there, but man some are just brain dead!!! Serves em right!

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RE: Poachers Pay Killing Buck

Postby Bob Olsen » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:27 pm

The Good news is they were busted . The Bad news is you are a Bengals fan. Just kiddin Bro, I'm a Cubs fan!!! 

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RE: Poachers Pay Killing Buck

Postby Ohio farms » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:49 am

Ohio is serious about breaking wildlife laws. These fines include first time offenders too. 
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