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Officials from the DNR said the trophy buck shot by a Cannon Falls man was likely about 5 or 6 years old. The hunter is accused of poaching. (Mike Longaecker photo)

Cannon Falls man charged with 13 counts for alleged poaching


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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