Poachers pay $13,277 for illegally killing trophy buck

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COLUMBUS — Two men convicted of the illegal taking of white-tailed deer from Side Cut Metro Park in Maumee have been ordered to pay restitution of $13,277.60, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

The revised restitution law went into effect March 2008 and allows the ODNR Division of Wildlife to seek an increased recovery value on all illegally harvested wildlife.

In trouble

Last November, two Ross County poachers were ordered to pay $12,988 under the law.

Justin T. Angles, 20, of Fostoria, has pled no contest in Maumee Municipal Court to charges of taking a deer by illegal means and illegal possession of deer parts. Angles will pay $1,156.26 in fines and additional court costs along with restitution.

He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with 30 suspended. Angles served three days in jail and has 27 days of electronic home monitoring. He will serve 60 hours of community service and his hunting privileges were suspended for three years.

Daniel W. Mahoney, 20, of Akron, has pled no contest in Maumee Municipal Court to charges of taking a deer by illegal means and illegal possession of deer parts. Mahoney will pay $764 in fines and additional court costs along with restitution.

He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, with 50 suspended. Mahoney served three days in jail and has 7 days of electronic home monitoring. He will serve 60 hours of community service and his hunting privileges were suspended for three years.

Both poachers were students at the University of Toledo at the time of the incident.

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