SE Idaho outfitter gets heavy sentence for poaching and related crimes

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Sidney Davis of Soda Springs, ID received a heavy sentence from federal judge Lynn Winmill. It’s 30 months in prison, 3 years of supervised probation when he’s out, $40,000 in restitution and no hunting or fishing or going with hunters or fishers anywhere in the world while on probation. The animal poached was mule deer, but Davis violated the federal Lacey Act, making it a federal crime and also bankruptcy laws. Judge Winmill made it clear he believed Davis was a habitual violator. He was doubly irritated about the bankruptcy violations at a time when there are so many legitimate bankruptcies in court. An article in the Idaho State Journal quoted Judge Winmill as saying “Without some prison time, I am convinced Mr. Davis will go back to business as usual.”

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SE Idaho outfitter gets heavy sentence for poaching and related crimes