Three Hamilton men have forfeited their hunting privileges after
being found guilty of killing deer for the thrill of it last year.
Gabe Rinehart, 19, pleaded guilty in August to 18 misdemeanor
citations that included hunting without a license, hunting after
dark, using a spotlight, as well as others.
fined $7,580 and ordered to pay $700 in restitution to FWP. He was
sentenced to 1,980 days in jail, with all but two suspended.
Rinehart also lost hunting privileges for 20 years, but may apply
with the court for reinstatement after five years.
Cropp, 19, was found guilty of eight citations in a jury trial on
Cropp was required to serve 15 days of his
1,100-day sentence in jail. He was ordered to pay $4,569 in fines,
$639 in jury fees, and $800 in restitution. Cropp also forfeited a
.270-caliber Savage bolt-action rifle.
Cropp lost his
hunting privileges for 10 years.
Jedidiah Schmitt, 19, was
sentenced on Nov. 7 for two citations for illegally killing one deer
following a bench trial.
He was required to pay $1,370 in
fines and $300 in restitution. Schmitt lost hunting privileges for
six years. He was also sentenced to 360 days in jail, with all of it
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