Discussion Topic: How Much Is a Buck Worth?
Ohio wants to hit poachers where it hurts–in the wallet. But first they need to figure out how much a...
Ohio wants to hit poachers where it hurts–in the wallet. But first they need to figure out how much a buck is worth.
From the Buckeye Firearms Association:
Rep. Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) and Rep. Jimmy Stewart (R-Albany) introduced House Bill 238 . . . [to] drastically alter the restitution value of any species that is unlawfully taken, bought, sold or possessed. Current law specifies the value of a white-tailed deer at $400 and a wild turkey at $300. The new legislation ties the restitution value to the score of the antlers of the white-tailed deer if the score is more than 125 inches. Scoring criteria is based on accepted Buckeye Big Buck type scoring measurements. A real trophy white-tailed deer might be valued at up to $10,000.
What do you think? Does this make sense?