With city and state governments strapped for cash, he's viewed as a fresh revenue source.
If you are implying the only reason he was charged is because they need the money, then I think that is wrong.
According to the OP the man admitted he was in the wrong. I get upset when people imply the only reason a certain law was enforced is because "We need the money." There is never any mention of the fact that the individual actually broke a law to begin with.
Maybe if a few more game laws were enforced, we would see better results when we go hunting.
If you were not implying that, then I apologize.