Judge orders poachers to spend next four deer seasons in jail

Judge orders poachers to spend next four deer seasons in jail
File image.

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A Springfield man and his son who pleaded guilty to poaching will spend the next four deer seasons in jail.

Under a plea agreement with Lane County prosecutors hunting season is "jail season."

On the first day of deer season, Oct. 1, Rory and Shane Donoho will start serving the first of four annual 90-days jail terms.

The Register Guard reports they pleaded guilty Tuesday and could have faced more than three years in prison.

Lane County Circuit Judge Charles Carlson also stripped both men of their hunting privileges for life.

The Donohos also forfeited 19 rifles and 1,600 pounds of frozen game. The meat that will be given to zoos and wildlife rehabilitation centers.

---

Information from: The Register-Guard,

http://www.registerguard.com

 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)