A common complaint among hunters (myself included) in the wake of many deer poaching convictions is that the punishment isn’t tough enough. So I’ve got a simple question for you: What should the punishment be? For example, what should a first-time offender get for:
1. Jacklighting deer
2. Killing a deer out of season
3. Exceeding the bag limit for deer
Pennsylvania just approved new penalties for first-time offenders caught doing any of the above. So let’s compare your answers with PA’s new rules. (If you’ve been reading the news and know PA’s new penalties, kindly keep it to yourself for now.) I’ll post a news story detailing the Keystone State’s updated rules in a few days.