Discussion Topic Update: Iowa Tree Farmer Convicted of Poaching

Remember Kevin Kelly? He shot a deer out of season that he said was damaging his Iowa tree-farm property. Then he called the state DNR and asked to be charged. He eventually was and promised to argue at his court case that a 1915 Iowa Supreme Court ruling allows property owners to take deer management into their own hands.

In December, we asked you if he had the right to shoot that deer. Many of you responded and were largely split in your comments. Well, the jury wasn't split when they convicted him on Wednesday of "shooting a female deer out of hunting season and killing a white-tailed deer with a rifle," according to this Des Moines Register story. He'll be slapped with about $1,700 in total fines.

What do you think? Was this the right decision?