Vermont Dad Tells Son to Poach Moose

We’re always encouraging our fellow hunters to pass it on. But here’s one guy who shouldn’t have bothered.

During Vermont’s Youth Deer Hunting Weekend, one Robert Jones allegedly encouraged his 14-year-old son to illegally shoot a four-point bull moose in Springfield. He was charged with taking a moose out of season and with contributing to the delinquency of a minor under the age of 16. According to the Rutland Herald, the delinquency charge carries a potential two-year jail sentence and a $2,000 fine; the Vermont Fish and Wildlife charge could result in a fine of up to $500 and a 60-day sentence.

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