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Jail time for Twin Falls celebrity deer poacher

Posted at 10:18 AM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 12:18:11-05

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A hunter who pleaded guilty to poaching a well-known and well-liked buck in Twin Falls last winter has been sentenced to jail.

The Times-News reported that 34-year-old Jacob Frederick Pool was sentenced Monday to 90 days in county jail and a therapeutic and educational program.

Pool pleaded guilty in October 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.

Following the 90 to 120-day retained jurisdiction -- commonly known as a rider -- a judge will decide to either release Pool on probation or send him to state prison for two to four years.

Pool says he killed the buck to provide food for his family.