Poachers plead guilty to amended charges

Thursday, May 12, 2011

OBERLIN, Kansas -- Three out of five Wisconsin men charged with poaching in Kansas have pleaded guilty to amended charges.

In December, the men were accused of illegally killing and possessing trophy mule deer.

John Jacobs III, 53 his son John Jacobs IV, 30, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Joseph Jacobs, 23, of DePere, Wisconsin, will all lose their hunting privileges for the next three years, while also having to pay fines and restitution of more than $6,100.

The three men pleaded guilty to amended versions of the more serious charges and the state dropped 22 other charges in the case.

Two other DePere men from the family are still charged and the courts have yet to schedule a hearing.

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  • Now that's a cheap hunting trip.

    -- Posted by rifleman on Thu, May 12, 2011, at 7:48 PM
  • What a bunch of bullshit!!! Seriously, when are they going to get serious about this poaching?

    -- Posted by kansashntr on Wed, May 25, 2011, at 12:38 AM
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