The Oct. 1 start of Oregon’s deer hunting season was supposed to
start “jail season” for a Springfield father and son convicted of
leading the state’s largest-ever deer poaching ring.
But Rory Donoho, 60, and Shane Donoho, 37, weren’t locked up for even
one day because of limited capacity at the Lane County Jail.
The two were sentenced in July to begin 90-day jail sentences on the
first day of hunting season in each of the next four years for illegally
killing more than 300 deer, then trying to hide the poaching by
wrongfully obtaining hunting tags issued to other people.
Shane pleaded guilty to 82 criminal counts and Rory Donoho pleaded
57 criminal counts related to the poaching scheme.
Carlson also stripped both men of their hunting privileges for life
and placed each on five years of supervised probation.
He ordered Rory Donoho to pay $20,000 in restitution to the state and
Shane Donoho to pay $42,000 in restitution to the state.
The judge also ordered Shane Donoho, who allegedly led eight others
convicted in the poaching ring, to perform 400 hours of community
service such as speaking to hunting groups and Boy Scout troops about
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