Here in Indiana we have problems with Judges that simply don't take wildlife lawbreaking seriously. A notorious Judge here in Jefferson county was so indifferent to undersized/over limit fishing cases, for example, that C.O.s were pulling their hair out. He was bad with deer cases as well--the worst example was a guy that shot a 20 plus point buck during archery season with a rifle on public land. He worked out a plea deal where the offender not only got the weapon and the vehicle back, he got the ANTLERS as well after paying a piddly fine. He would even suggest plea deals and argue points of the case ( how can you be sure he was after deer? he said he was coon hunting!). Recently, in Franklin co. I believe, a dude got caught red-handed poaching a large buck. He also got the antlers back. Frustrated C.O.s argued--quite logically, I think-- that giving the antlers back was no different than handing a bag of money back to a bank robber. Stolen is stolen! In Indiana the judge has wide latitude in determining penalties. Is it the same in Kentucky?