In poaching cases, we're always measuring the punishment against the crime. It's pretty typical to feel the violator got off easy, and we scream for more jail time or bigger fines. Those reactions are fine; when we collectively holler "Throw the book at him!" it shows our unified disdain for lawbreaking. But I think Jackson's punishment is pretty nearly appropriate. Jackson is barely 20 years old and, it seems, not overly bright. Many of us did something spectacularly stupid when we were his age. Also, his fine is a substantial setback, considering the economy. I wouldn't have lost sleep if Jackson had lost DNR privileges for life, but a decade hiatus is, I suppose, enough. Jackson will be 30 when he can buy a license again. Perhaps by then he'll have had time to realize what a colossal idiot he was as a teenager, and decide to act in a more honorable manner as he matures.