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Deer Poachers Arrested

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:13:51 CDT
By: AP

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says two men have been arrested on preliminary charges of illegally hunting and killing a deer. The DNR says an Illinois Conservation officer on patrol saw the deer being shot from a road at night in November 2012 at Champaign County's Middle Fork Preserve. The agency says the men who shot the deer sped away across a field and through timber. DNR spokesman Chris Young says a man from Rantoul and another from nearby Armstrong were arrested in late March. Both are 22. The potential charges are misdemeanors. They include hunting with the aid of a motor vehicle, discharging a firearm from a roadway and attempting to take a deer after hunting hours.

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