The on-line/phone call check in hasn't helped much either in Illinois, except making it easier to poach. As far as the main topic if all he got was the 30 days I would day that may be a little light, regardless if he was mistaken on the tag he used in first situation the main thing is he broke the probation he was given. And he surely knew he was doin that so I gotta agree with what somebody said early apparently he thinks he's above getting a very harsh penalty. I kinda also agree with tacklebox in that if he wasn't who he was he woulda been slammed but we also wouldn't be discussing it, but also agree with Dan is is only a deer and nobody would care as much if it was a average deer. I also don't think making stricter game laws are gonna deter anybody, you haveta enforce what you already have and those people don't care now so you know they won't care if the penalties are stiffer. When I was younger had a uncle got into trouble for using his wife's tag on a deer he shot. He got everything confiscated to include any animal he had that didn't have a tag on it in his house and property. Now I would say that was pretty harsh and not sure about any other penalty but I'm sure he paid a nice fine. Should that all have happened, yea, but I don't think he should of had to sit in jail, no. The penalties aren't really all that lenient until its a continual thing, which is the same for everything. There's really no point in hammering the hell out of every person that get caught once, everybody makes mistakes.