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Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Three Wolves

A Bay City, Michigan man has plead guilty to killing three wolves in Michigan's Mackinac County. This is the southernmost county in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, just above the Mackinac Bridge that connects the upper and lower. Apparently at least two of the wolves wore tracking collars, and the man removed and destroyed them.

He was sentenced to 365 days in jail with 90 days to be served immediately and the remainder to be suspended if all the terms of his 24-month probation are met. He also incurred the following penalties: $3,000 for restitution for the wolves, $590 for replacement of the tracking collars and $1,500 in fines and court costs. His hunting privileges are revoked for three years and the rifle he used to kill the wolves was condemned.

 

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Wow, he actually got jail

Wow, he actually got jail time?  I guess that's a good thing.

Usually they only get probation or a fine.  Pretty cool.

He did get a nice hefty fine too. I wonder if it was a federal court, under the endangered species act, or a state charge?

Also, I find it funny that the rifle was "condemned"!  :lol:  Think they meant to put "Confiscated"????? Wink

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Also, I find it funny that

Also, I find it funny that the rifle was "condemned"!  :lol:  Think they meant to put "Confiscated"?????

Well, they do confiscate it, but "condemned" means that it will be destroyed and not sold at an auction like they used to do. They usually do this by cutting through the receiver.

 

 

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Never heard that term used

Never heard that term used for a gun.  I have just seen it saying "Seized and destroyed".

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Sounds like he got a pretty

Sounds like he got a pretty stiff sentence. Hell there have been other poachers that have shot many deer and elk and only got a slap on the hand. good to see the system works time to time.  

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You guys just don't know much

You guys just don't know much about our "Yoopers" up above the bridge.  A good share of the ones born and raised up there are "just a little different" from the rest of the crowd, LOL!  However, I actually see he is from Bay City from down below, so I guess he was making sure no more got down here than we already know about!  He evidently didn't practice the SSS method they talk about if he got caught!

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