Poaching is unquestionably wrong, but he did only poach a deer. It's not like he murdered a Human Being! He's going to serve 245 days in jail, must pay $2,00 in fines & costs, lost his bow and hunting privledges for five years not to mention his legal fees. I think that's enough. I'd propably agree that he should have have lost his truck too. People get less of a sentence for Assult & Battery, DWI, and in some cases even Man Slaughter. Crimes against PEOPLE.
I'm not defending him; what he did is wrong & illegal and he deserved to be punished, but the outcry that he got off easy is off base. I think given the rest of his criminal background that perhaps he got off a little easy, but, his poaching penealties are appropriate in my opinion.
On antoher note, fining poachers based on antler score is wrong too. That tells us that beig bucks are worth more than small bucks or does and that poaching a small buck or does is "Less Illegal". A deer's a deer and they're all worth the same, trophy or not and fines should reflect that.
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