The poaching itself might not be a felony. But destroying the evidence, lying to officials etc definitely are. In the old country, they had a special clause "obstruction of justice by a public official", which gave you a 5 year add-on. Really cuts back on the blue wall of silence.
I used to love being able to hit hard at 1000 yards. As I get older I find hitting a mini ram at 200 yards with the 22 oddly more satisfying.