SKR across the Amur region reported that the court sentenced to 1.5 years of imprisonment of the local who in illegal hunting shot men, fishing nets, mistaking him for a deer, according to RIA Novosti.
In addition, the court forbade the hunter to engage in this fishery for two more years.
He was found guilty of causing death by negligence.
The incident occurred in April this year, when the man was with his friends for illegal hunting in Arkharinsky district. The convict had a gun. Floating on a rubber boat down the river and flashing his way a homemade lantern, the man noticed the glare that took over the eyes of the deer, and then shot in that direction.
A body was discovered only three days later.