ANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho man has been fined $1,000 for
poaching a pair of white-tailed deer.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports (http://bit.ly/nmcN18 )
41-year-old Albert H. Nichols Jr., of Priest River, also lost his
hunting privileges for two years during his sentencing earlier this week
in 1st District Court.
Nichols was charged with two felonies after a state police
investigation, in which officers posed as horn collectors. Nichols
eventually pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors and was sentenced Tuesday
by Judge Barbara Buchanan.
Nichols says he's unemployed during the winter and killed the deer in
2009 to feed his family.
The case was transferred Buchanan's courtroom after a previous judge
remarked at a May hearing that there shouldn't be restrictions on
hunting white-tail deer, saying they're so plentiful "they're like
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