from C.A.S.H. Committee To Abolish Sport Hunting

MD: Two men sentenced under Marylandís new anti-poaching law

February 17, 2017


CAMBRIDGE ó Andrew Collison Harding, 21, and Toby Allen Hughes, 21, were convicted of jacklighting, hunting deer at night, hunting deer from a vehicle, hunting deer during a closed season and having a loaded weapon in a vehicle.

District Court Judge Melvin J. Jews ordered each man to pay $2,000 in restitution to the stateís Wildlife Management and Protection Fund under the terms of the Poaching Restitution Act of 2016. Payment is due by March 31.
Each man also must perform 80 hours of community service.

In addition to restitution, the judge revoked their hunting license privileges for two years. Hughes and Harding also received a six-month jail sentence, which was suspended, and one year of supervised probation.

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