The Wisconsin Assembly passed a bill authorizing a surcharge penalty from $43- $10,000 for poaching deer. In particular a trophy deer. Judges would be required to add the surcharge fine according to the bucks score based on length of tines and spread. Also anyone convicted of poaching would be forbidden from purchasing a hunting, trapping or fishing license for up to 3 years.
Now the bill moves onto the Senate.
Wait a minute.
- Does a poacher by definition care about buying a license?
- Aren’t all deer and other species poaching just as reprehensible?
How about we just make the fine $10,000 for poaching any game with 50% going to the tipster?