Hunting enthusiasts think it's time for heavier poaching fines Febuary 14, 2012 Kansas

Kansas Deer Population and Management News Archive

“We need a system that's more fair to the value (a deer) has to the state,” said Tim Donges, president of the Bluestem Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association.... promoting a penalty system similar to what’s been used in Ohio for several years. His formula for restitution value is a buck’s gross score, minus 100. That number is squared and then multiplied by $2. That would place a trophy deer penalty of around $20,000 for the buck Kent is accused of poaching.[currently maximum of $7,000] ...

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