The problem is there is no consistency
One person gets a heavy sentence then in the next county someone gets a light one the yet somewhere else they get a slap on the hand and told to move on. Here is the latest ruling
This one says LIFE but then later the ruling is implied it maybe reduced to 5 years ?
Poacher loses hunting privileges for life
11:06 AM MST on Tuesday, March 2, 2004
MOSCOW -- A Post Falls area man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay six thousand dollars in restitution for poaching.
Bradley Shepherd must also pay around 14-hundred dollars for miscellaneous fees.
The 37-year-old man also was stripped for life of his hunting privileges and ordered to get a job.
Shepherd pleaded guilty to one count of wildlife poaching after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Second District Judge John Stegner Monday granted the defendant a withheld judgment.
His felony conviction of unlawfully killing wildlife could be dismissed after he completes two years of probation.
Shepherd's hunting privileges could be reinstated if he completes the requirements of his sentence.
Stegner says he won't allow that for at least five years.
Shepherd admitted he killed one bear and three deer, and, according to court documents, was suspected in other cases.
Don't assume that when fall comes, or hunting season, that the big bucks, and big bulls leave. Whitetail deer bucks especially, simply hide. And they hide very well. Mule deer bucks may leave a little. Bull elk may leave, but don't assume they do. Don't assume any of them do. I mean - where would they leave to? (Just another place where, for the most part, they would be hunted.) These big animals have the ability to hide in very small, very obscure places. So, embrace the fact (...