ID: Moose poacher receives jail term
September 22, 2010
Moose poacher receives jail term
A Genesee, Idaho, man convicted of poaching a bull moose lost his hunting
privileges and will spend 45 days in jail.
Mitchell Sisler, 22, was sentenced last week on the felony charge of
poaching. Sisler was one of two defendants convicted of the crime and
jointly fined $10,000. Another Genesee resident, Roy Wallace, pleaded guilty
In October 2008, officers received a tip that the head and antlers of the
moose had been hidden under a bridge. The officers linked Sisler and Wallace
to the crime. Both men pleaded guilty to shooting the moose from the road
without a tag and leaving most of the meat to rot.
Sisler also was sentenced to five years probation and had his hunting
privileges revoked for life. But the court retained jurisdiction over his
hunting privileges, which could be reinstated later.
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