Poachers Will Spend Next 4 Deer Seasons in Jail

Father and son have to report for 90-day sentences each year
By Sarah Whitmire,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2011 4:43 PM CDT
Poachers Will Spend Next 4 Deer Seasons in Jail
An Oregon Fish and Wildlife officer said it would be hard to find deer in areas where the Donohos would hunt.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A father and son in Oregon who pleaded guilty to poaching deer—a lot of deer—have gotten a unique punishment: They have to report to jail on the first day of hunting season for the next four years and remain locked up for 90 days each year, reports the Register Guard. They're also losing hunting privileges for life as part of the plea deal. The son, 37, admitted killing 300 deer over the last five years—about, oh, 295 over the limit. They used other hunters' tags in their scheme and faced identity theft charges as well.

“In the areas that the Donohos frequented during this long criminal conspiracy, you would have a hard time finding any deer,” said a state wildlife official. (Read more deer stories.)

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