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BELLEFONTAINE, OH -
-(Ammoland.com)- A Logan County man pled guilty to three wildlife violations stemming from the illegal taking of a trophy white-tailed deer in the Bellefontaine Municipal Court on Monday, January 3.

 

As a result, he will be required to pay $23,816.59 in restitution, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

 

James C. Alspaugh, 39, of West Mansfield pled guilty to three charges including hunting by the aid of a motor vehicle, shooting from a roadway, and hunting without permission. The Honorable Judge John Ross presided over the case and ordered Alspaugh to pay $400 in fines, an additional $151.50 in court costs, and to forfeit the deer. Alspaugh was ordered to spend 48 hours in the Logan County Jail.

 

Man Pleads Guilty to Poaching $23,000+ Trophy Buck

 

In addition, Alspaugh will lose his hunting privileges for two years. He will be entered into the Wildlife Violator’s Compact and most likely will lose hunting rights in 36 other states.

 

The Division of Wildlife is also imposing restitution for the deer in the amount of $23,816.95. This is in accordance with Ohio’s revised restitution law for illegal taking of white-tailed deer. The law went into effect March 2008 and allows the Division of Wildlife to seek an increased recovery value on all illegally harvested wildlife.

 

The non-typical trophy deer, scored according to Boone & Crockett (B&C) guidelines, netted an impressive 218 7/8.

 

A concerned citizen contacted Ohio wildlife officers Adam Smith and Jeff Tipton about the questionable shooting of the trophy deer in December 2010. Officers were able to recover the deer and determine that it was unlawfully taken.

 

The Division of Wildlife is encouraging citizens to report any illegal activity they observe by contacting the TIP line. Tips may be phoned anonymously to 1-800-POACHER.

 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at ohiodnr.com.

 

Editor’s Note on Restitution: The recovery value for an individual white-tailed deer is derived from the formula listed in 1531.201 of the Ohio Revised Code. The value is determined by measuring the antlers and using the following formula plus the value derived for wildlife. The formula for white-tailed deer may be applied to all illegally taken deer whose gross antler score exceeds 125 Boone and Crockett (B&C) inches. The formula is:

 

Recovery Value = [(gross score - 100)2 x $1.65] + the value derived in the Wildlife Value Formula ($500 as of 3/08).

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  Yep!  Lawyers would be cheaper to shoot.
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

  Yep!  Lawyers would be cheaper to shoot.
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hell just ask OJ get got away with murder, kill a nice buck & ur S.O.L. We all know what means
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In Iowa fines for illegal bucks are based on their Boone and Crocket score and can be quite similar.  People dont take kindly to someone driving down the road shooting their deer it would be cheaper to shoot a cow.
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Originally posted by hunterwingler hunterwingler wrote:

 

Recovery Value = [(gross score - 100)2 x $1.65] + the value derived in the Wildlife Value Formula ($500 as of 3/08).

That doesnt add up.  Value would be $237.75.  I suppose formula should be "$1650.00"  That would get it close to the stated amount.
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Originally posted by robbie robbie wrote:

Originally posted by hunterwingler hunterwingler wrote:

 

Recovery Value = [(gross score - 100)2 x $1.65] + the value derived in the Wildlife Value Formula ($500 as of 3/08).

That doesnt add up.  Value would be $237.75.  I suppose formula should be "$1650.00"  That would get it close to the stated amount.
   OK whatever lol I just got the letter & posted here didnt know I need to check the math on it
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Wasnt criticizing, just stating what I observed.

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I've been saying it for years.  "If you get caught... you've got a better chance of getting off of a murder charge than a poaching charge"Loco
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Guys I think the total fine, 23K is a combined fine for everything involving the deer..... may not be just for the deers score but all of it combined.

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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Guys I think the total fine, 23K is a combined fine for everything involving the deer..... may not be just for the deers score but all of it combined.
lol leave it to u Graham, yeah kind what i was thinking as well
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