Taylor Mueller and Brent Hoerler were thankfully arrested after confessing to killing 25 antelope near Broadwater, Nebraska in November of 2015. The two men, in their earlier twenties confessed to the crime after numerous reports linked the two individuals to the incident last fall.
Nebraska Game and Parks recovered the antelope, where the majority of the antelope were shot and left in the field, while others were dragged off and hidden among tall grass.
The two men were recently handed their punishment after pleading guilty to several misdemeanor counts. They were sentenced on January 20, 2016 to 18 months probation and each received a $950 fine for the incident.
Unfortunately this marks yet another blatant disregard for the well-being of wildlife and the laws set out to protect them. I say this all too often, I do not believe the punishment, in this case, fits the crime.
H/T: WOWT News