Twin Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Poaching Celebrity Deer
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A hunter accused of poaching a well-known and well-liked buck in Twin Falls last winter has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
The Times-News reports that 34-year-old Jacob Pool pleaded guilty last week to a felony count of killing or wasting a trophy mule deer during a closed season and a reduced misdemeanor count of destructing or concealing evidence.
As part of the plea agreement, the state has recommended a 90-day jail sentence for the misdemeanor charge, probation for the felony charge, a fine and a lifetime suspension of his hunting license.
At his hearing, Pool said he killed the deer to provide food for his family and did not mean to kill a trophy deer.
Pool is slated to be sentenced on Dec. 21.