ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - A man convicted of poaching a buck mule
deer was ordered to pay more than $14,000 in fines, restitution and
Dustin W. Moses, 24, was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail.
Circuit Court Judge Victoria Schofield suspended the jail time, but
revoked Moses' hunting privileges for five years and ordered him to pay
a $10,000 fine, $4,000 in restitution to the Wyoming Game and Fish
Department and $30 in court costs.
Authorities said Moses took an adult mule deer from a southwest
Wyoming hunting area in October 2003 without the proper permits and
several days before hunting was allowed in the area.
Moses told investigators he had taken the deer elsewhere, and took
them to a gut pile. But investigators used DNA evidence to show the deer
in Moses' possession was the poached deer.
Moses was convicted in July 2004, but wasn't sentenced until almost a
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