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One of Idaho's most impressive mule deer from 2015 poached

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  1. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Why is it news now, you ask? Well, I just saw the article on it. And they were just sentenced last fall:
    "On November 21, 2016 Gary Nix, 53 and his son Garrett Nix, 26 both of Rigby plead guilty in Bonneville County to taking the buck unlawfully. Gary Nix was sentenced to $190 in fines and restitution, a one year hunting license suspension and forfeiture of the mule deer buck. Garrett Nix was sentenced to $2,202 fines and restitution, a three year hunting license suspension and 100 hours of community service."

    One of the guys in the Big Game Hunting sub-forum posted up about it:
    Man that sucks. A bad case of buck fever turns into poaching.
     
  2. goosepond

    goosepond Senior Refuge Member

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    Not hard enough sentence. Got away with a lot and should have had permanent license revocation.
     
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    Ramblingman Senior Refuge Member

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    Agreed. Harsher penalties will stop some of this crap.
     
  4. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    Reading what happened,.. I would guess there are a lot of folks out there that have done the similar thing. Excitement of the moment
    If the son used his own gun not his fathers I would add a whole lot more community service.

    A buck that big,.. how is that measured!
     

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