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Judge orders Texas man caught poaching to spend weekends during deer season in jail

A judge ordered 34-year-old John Walker Drinnon to spend weekends during the next 5 years' worth of hunting season in jail after he was convicted of poaching a deer, pictured here. (Photo courtesy: Texas Parks and Wildlife)

AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) -- A judge in Grayson County, north of Dallas, has sentenced a man caught poaching a deer to spend weekends during deer hunting season in jail.

Texas Parks and Wildlife says 34-year-old John Walker Drinnon of Whitesboro was convicted of poaching a 19-point white-tailed buck with a rifle in an archery-only county on private property, which is a state jail felony.

The judge ordered Drinnon to spend every weekend of hunting season in jail for the next five years.

Drinnon also received 5 years of probation and must pay over $18,000 in civil restitution.

The judge also prohibited Drinnon from purchasing a hunting license while on probation.

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