March 09, 2009
Kentucky Man Faces Stiff Poaching Penalties
By Dave Hurteau
From The Morehead News:
Thanks to a poaching tip, a 35-year-old Rowan County man could face 24 years behind bars and $48,000 in fines if found guilty of the illegal killing of 48 deer. . . .
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officers mean business when it comes to poaching . . . . “For each deer illegally killed a person can be fined anywhere from $100 to $1,000,” [officer Paul] Teague commented Monday. “The punishment also includes six month in jail for each deer.”