deer weekends in jail

Photo source: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

According to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials, a district court judge in Grayson County recently ordered a man convicted of poaching a white-tailed buck to spend every weekend of deer season in jail for the next five years.

In addition to five years of probation and more than $18,000 in civil restitution penalties, John Walker Drinnon must report to the Grayson County Jail each weekend of deer season starting today for the full term of his deferred judgment period. The 34-year-old from Whitesboro is also prohibited from purchasing a hunting license while on probation.

The release from TPWD said Drinnon admitted to killing a 19-point buck with a gross Boone & Crockett score of 202 inches with a rifle (in an archery-only county) while trespassing on private property; a state jail felony.