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Man fined for unlawfully killing deer

(AP) _ AN IOWA MAN HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO UNLAWFULLY KILLING A TROPHY WHITETAIL DEER AND BEEN FINED $20,000 IN LIQUIDATED DAMAGES.

THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ANNOUNCED THE GUILTY PLEA TUESDAY BY 40-YEAR-OLD JERRY KASTER OF MORAVIA.

THE DEPARTMENT SAYS KASTER SHOT A BUCK THAT SCORED MORE THAN 200 INCHES WITH A RIFLE WHILE DRIVING IN HIS MINIVAN ON A RURAL ROAD NEAR LAKE RATHBUN. OFFICERS FOUND KASTER, THE DEER AND HIS RIFLE AT A RESIDENCE A FEW MILES AWAY.

THE DNR SAYS THAT A MATCHING SET OF ANTLERS FROM THE DEER HAD BEEN SOLD BY ANOTHER PERSON TO A COLLECTOR FOR $8,000. IT SAYS A CALL TO THE TURN IN POACHERS HOTLINE LED TO THE PROSECUTION OF KASTER, WHO WILL ALSO LOSE HIS HUNTING PRIVILEGES.

 

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