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Judge Sentences Convicted Texas Poacher to Hunting Season Weekends in Jail

A judge gave this poacher a very unique punishment.

Poaching doesn't pay. And one poacher in Texas will be learning that the hard way for the next five years after a Grayson County district court judge handed down a very unique punishment.

Apparently the judge wanted to keep him out of the woods completely when the deer are walking, because John Walker Drinnon will be required to report to Grayson County Jail every weekend during deer season for the next five years!

Drinnon was convicted of poaching a 19-point buck that scored over 200 inches last season. He shot the deer with a rifle from the road on private property in a county that is open only to bowhunting.

Originally he had claimed he shot the buck in Oklahoma. But a game camera photo of the buck showed it was actually a Texas deer. Drinnon later confessed his crime to U.S. Fish and Wildlife agents.

Weekends in jail won't be the only punishment for Drinnon. He will be on probation for the next five years and has been ordered to pay $18,000 in civil restitution.

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