Hunter accused of poaching trophy buck gets jail time in plea deal

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Hunter accused of poaching trophy buck gets jail time in plea deal

Postby Ben Sobieck » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:11 am

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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RED WING, MINN. -- A Cannon Falls man accused of poaching a world-record 8-point white-tailed buck on Halloween in Goodhue County pleaded guilty Thursday to three charges and will go to jail.

Troy Alan Reinke, 32, admitted in District Court to a gross misdemeanor for illegally possessing the trophy buck, and to misdemeanors for failing to register a doe he shot earlier in October with his bow, and also for killing a smaller buck with his bow in excess of his limit.

About a dozen other charges were dismissed.

The poaching admissions put Reinke in violation of his parole from an earlier domestic assault conviction. Crediting him for 120 days served in that case, Judge Thomas Bibus sentenced Reinke to 245 days in jail -- a year in all.

Reinke also loses his big- and small-game hunting privileges for five years, and must pay $1,500 in restitution and $500 in court costs. The rack of the trophy animal will go to the DNR enforcement division, and Reinke must forfeit his bow.

Reinke "realizes he's a demon in the hunting community," said his attorney, public defender Tim Dillon of Cannon Falls.

Asked whether he was happy with the deal his office cut with Reinke, Assistant County Attorney Dave Grove said, "Quite.''

The case has received widespread attention because of the buck's size. A preliminary scoring measured its antlers at about 190 gross and 185 net, unheard of in North America for an 8-pointer.

Had the animal been killed legally, it would have been the largest 8-pointer ever registered by Boone and Crockett or Pope and Young, which record trophy animals.

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RE: Hunter accused of poaching trophy buck gets jail time in plea deal

Postby metrx » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:20 am

What a shame.  This mutt is on parole for domestic assault too.  I would make penalties stiffer...for starters, huge fines, community service, jail time AND ban these peoples' hunting PRIVILEGES for life.  According to the story it appears he didnt have to disclose how he came into possession of the deer or how it was poached...they should have doubled his sentence in exchange for not disclosing it. 
 

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RE: Hunter accused of poaching trophy buck gets jail time in plea deal

Postby Ohio farms » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:22 am

If he had shot that deer in Ohio he would have paid a great deal more than $1500.  They passed a law a couple of years ago that decides a fine based on the size of the buck's antlers.  Glad to hear that they got  him.
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RE: Hunter accused of poaching trophy buck gets jail time in plea deal

Postby SwampLife » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:26 am

people are crazy.
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RE: Hunter accused of poaching trophy buck gets jail time in plea deal

Postby fasteddie » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:33 pm

I'm glad they catch some of these poachers ! [:@]
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Postby passin through » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:31 pm

Woulda saved everybody a whole lot of time, trouble and expense if they'd a just hung him in the front yard for the domestic assault charge.  Domestic abusers only fit one place well and its 3x6x6.
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RE: Hunter accused of poaching trophy buck gets jail time in plea deal

Postby scotman » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:32 pm

Only 5 years he loses his right to hunt? We need tougher penalties to stop poachers. 
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RE: Hunter accused of poaching trophy buck gets jail time in plea deal

Postby dewey » Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:37 am

So let me get this right he loses his right to hunt for 5 years for violating parole on a domestic abuse charge.[:@][:@][:@]  HELLO he is a poacher do you think he cares if he has a license or not.  How about we take away his birthday as well, I bet his wirsts are almost getting sore from the slaps that he is getting. 
 
They should have taken away his gun(s) that he used to poach the deer and the vehicle he used to transport the deer.
 
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RE: Hunter accused of poaching trophy buck gets jail time in plea deal

Postby Patriot » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:53 am

Wow.  This guy was a real piece of work.
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RE: Hunter accused of poaching trophy buck gets jail time in plea deal

Postby Bowtechian » Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:44 am

I don't like the fact he's being called a hunter.
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