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A Michigan man has received a prison sentence in connection with a major deer poaching case that happened last fall in Van Buren County.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced 33-year-old Justin Ernst of Decatur pleaded guilty to three counts of illegal take of whitetail deer, one count of obtaining a hunting license when ineligible, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. Ernst took a plea deal in which the Van Buren County 36th Circuit Court ordered him to pay $25,000 in restitution for the deer killed. He will also serve between 18 months and five years behind bars.
Additionally, Ernst forfeited all items seized in the case, which included multiple shotguns and a crossbow. He also lost all hunting privileges for life in Michigan. He had previously been convicted of poaching in 2018, and also had felony charges for possession of methamphetamine or ecstasy on his record
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