It doesn't matter who are you. If you poach deer, you deserve what's coming to you.
In a rather sickening story coming out of New York, authorities ticketed Daniel Barney, a town councilman in New Haven, for poaching deer. As the story goes, Barney was charged with hunting deer with a spotlight while in possession of a loaded gun, taking wildlife with the aid of his vehicle from a public highway and taking deer after sunset. It sounds like pretty cut-and-dry poaching. However, Barney says it's not what it appears.
The interview went on to report that Barney kept mentioning a "wounded buck."
As a result, Barney received a $1,000 fine and is now under investigation. He faces what could be a five-year suspension from hunting in the state of New York.
We aren't sure when Barney is up for re-election. However, we're guessing his odds of a second term just fell off the table.