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Department of Natural Resources Maj. Rod Smith on Thursday hoists the rack of a buck that allegedly was shot illegally last month in Goodhue County, Minn. Mike Longaecker/Republican Eagle

Trophy buck poached, authorities claim

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ST. PAUL -- Troy Reinke may have killed a record-setting buck last month in southeastern Minnesota.

Goodhue County prosecutors on Thursday offered another description of the kill: poaching.

The Cannon Falls man was charged with 13 counts, including gross over-limits of wild animals, after allegedly shooting the deer without a license or tags. The charges carry a maximum penalty more than five years in a jail and a $19,000 fine.

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