New Law Can Cost Poachers $1000's March 4, 2016 Tennessee

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New Law Can Cost Poachers $1000's March 4, 2016 Tennessee, WTVC
... Eddy Albert and Densibel Calzada agreed to pay $5,000 each in civil restitution after they were accused of poaching as many as 40 deer ... The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation last year that creates minimum restitution ...

New law in effect regarding big game wildlife March 14, 2016 Tennessee, Claiborne Progress
... For white-tailed deer with at least eight, but not more than 10 antler points, restitution may be assessed in the amount of $1,000 per animal plus $500 for each antler point. For a white-tailed deer with 11 or more antler points, restitution may be assessed in the amount of $1,000 per animal plus $750 for each antler point that is illegally killed or possessed. ...

State's poaching price tags need adjusting March 22, 2016 Tennessee, Lebanon Democrat
... Under the restitution law, any illegally-killed whitetail deer costs the violator at least $1,000 - but more if it has big antlers... The logic - if it can be called that - is that the bigger the "trophy," the more valuable it is.  I disagree. In fact, an argument could be made that a little breeding-age doe is more valuable than a grizzled old 10-point buck ...

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