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Warden Brad Peterson released this photo of the 10-point whitetail shot Saturday. He holds the rifle allegedly used to kill it.

Poached 10-pointer grabbed by DNR; charges pending

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One Pierce County hunter will go afield Saturday with more than the usual anxiety that accompanies the state's gun deer opener.

Late Saturday, DNR warden Brad Peterson confiscated a 10-point buck from an individual -- whom he declined to identify -- after receiving a tip that a big whitetail had been shot from a roadway with a rifle on Saturday morning.


The incident allegedly occurred off CTH A south of 420th Street in the town of Salem or Maiden Rock.

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