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    Giant Ohio Whitetail Poached

    What a buck but I think he got off easy!

    https://woodburyoutfitters.com/the-t...ZVVIgLn9WGj4QM

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    Here's another article on the buck and how it was poached.

    https://woodburyoutfitters.com/the-t...nty-ohio-buck/

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    The poacher got off a lot lighter than he would have if I were Judge. He'd be waiting at least 10 years before applying for a license again. Fine should be a lot more too. What a shame...........
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    Very few judges will place heavy fines and penalties on poachers, even those who are convicted multiple times.

    Until the state legislatures get off of their duffs and pass some laws that mandate stiffer penalties this will go on.

    This judge probably looked at this case and figured that it was a first time offense and I am sure that the poacher pleaded his case starting with "I'll never do it again" and "it was done in the heat of the moment" type of BS.
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    I agree usually these thieves get off easy. But $28,000 for a deer is pretty steep. I still think he should serve some jail time and volunteer for G&F once released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    I agree usually these thieves get off easy. But $28,000 for a deer is pretty steep. I still think he should serve some jail time and volunteer for G&F once released.
    Pretty steep? How much would he have made off that head in endorsements or if he decided to sell it had he gotten away with it? Pretty light punishment IMO.

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    I get where you're coming from Brownelk. I would like to see these guys actually do some time. This amish guy had the family bail him out with tax free cash (I assume).
    On another note: I know the amish are not vain or want dolls with faces, mirrors, etc. How amish is this guy that he wanted a mount made...? I'd throw him in the clink for a bit.

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    At least it was just a euro and not a shoulder mount.
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    You guys can call me nuts, but between the auto insurance & ag lobbies in play in the midwest, I can kind of understand why the penalty was so low.

    A whitetail, however pretty he is, in Ohio or Iowa; is different than moose in Alaska.

    Personally, all that aside, I do agree that the penalty should have been much more severe.

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    Amazing deer. Sad to hear how crazy people get over this stealing trail cameras, trespassing, poaching, etc...

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