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'My conscience has not allowed me to put this sin to rest until now. I know that God has forgiven me and hope that WDFW will as well.'

-- a letter from "Roy" to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department apologizing for poaching three whitetail deer illegally between 1967 and 1970. Enclosed
'My conscience has not allowed me to put this sin to rest until now. I know that God has forgiven me and hope that WDFW will as well.'
'My conscience has not allowed me to put this sin to rest until now. I know that God has forgiven me and hope that WDFW will as well.'

-- a letter from "Roy" to the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department apologizing for poaching three whitetail deer illegally between 1967 and 1970. Enclosed with the letter was a check to the enforcement division for $6,000.

"I was amazed," said Capt. Richard Mann. "It's not uncommon for me to hear from people who are sorry for a wildlife infraction, but usually it's because the judge stuck them with a big fine."