To make a long story short.....November 23 2017 we show up to our permanent shallow water spread to find 60 bigfoot canada's missing. We call the sheriff/GW and file a report but don't ever expect to see them again. Fast forward to last week: I am watching a small clip of a video that my friend produced and notice a 4 second clip that has my decoys and homemade stake system in the frame. These stakes are cut and welded the exact same as ours with the same rust lines from the water, no way it could be somebody elses stakes. So I contact my friend and tell him the story so he contacts the people he was filming for and it turns out a 17 year old kid from the area is the one who brought those decoys that day. Whoever invited the kid to hunt that day contacts his parents and provides the picture evidence of our stakes and the stakes in the video. They ask their son and he confesses. We got a text yesterday that all of the decoys had been returned to our lake. We found the 60 that were stolen with stakes, 12 additional bigfoots, a giftcard for $25, and this letter: To summarize: He APPEARS to understand what he did was wrong. His parents are revoking his hunting privileges, not letting him play his senior season of football, and made him give us his only 12 decoys as a form of retribution. My question is what should I do legally? Assuming this is the kids first offense, I don't want him charged with a felony which would pretty much ruin his life for the foreseeable future. But I don't think it should go unpunished either. My first thought is I have the Sheriff and GW go to his house (and check to make sure he doesn't have anybody elses decoys as there were a couple thefts in the area last year), give him the lecture, and ask the judge to try him as a juvenile with punishment being some community service and revoke hunting privileges for a couple years. Or do we not press charges at all? Or do we throw the book at him? What say you?