I never knew or heard about the Samson Law.
For those as retarded as me:
additional fine is the result of the so-called Samson Law passed by the
Colorado legislature. The Samson Law came about as the result of a
poacher shooting a 1,000-pound elk near Estes Park. The new measure
places mandatory fines on top of existing penalties. The added amounts
range from $4,000 for an antelope up to $25,000 for a bighorn sheep. The
surcharges are levied only when a trophy-sized animal is taken.
Samson bill is a valuable instrument on the wildlife books. People have
said they don't want to see their wildlife resources plundered and have
taken a hard line to deter poaching," Trujillo said.
The fines for poaching trophy-size animals, as defined by the following measurements, are:
• Pronghorn antelope with a horn length of 14 inches or more $4,000
• Bull elk with six or more points on an antler beam $10,000
• Whitetail deer buck with an inside antler spread of 18 inches or more $10,000
• Mule deer buck with an inside antler spread of 22 inches or more $10,000
• Any bull moose $10,000
• Any mountain goat $10,000
• Bighorn sheep with a horn length of one-half curl or more $25,000