September 25, 2014


MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (WZM) — A Kent County hunter accused of shooting two trophy deer this past weekend faces jail time and significant fines.

Poachers this year face much more significant penalties: a 5 to 90 day jail sentence and new, higher fines. The state will now calculate fines for bucks based on the number of antler points: $500 per point for eight, nine, and 10 point bucks; $750 per point for bucks with more than 10 points.

During the youth hunt this past weekend, an adult hunter is accused of shooting two large bucks. If convicted in court, that hunter will get jail time and lose hunting privileges for two years and be charged $14,000 in restitution to the state. Portions of the restitution fees are used as reward money for poaching tips.


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