Poachers will spend next 4 deer seasons in jail



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

Investigators say the family hunted illegally for generations and all but wiped out the deer population in part of a wildlife area.

Under a plea deal, Rory and Shane Donoho will start serving the first of four annual 90-day jail terms on Oct. 1, the first day of deer season.

A prosecutor says 37-year-old Shane Donoho admitted killing more than 300 deer in the past five years. In most cases, Oregon hunters are limited to one deer per season.

The Donohos also forfeited 19 rifles and 1,600 pounds of frozen game.


Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com