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Poacher of 200-Inch Buck Pleads Guilty in Iowa

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Brett Cranston pleads guilty in Iowa poaching court case. 

The Iowa Department of Natural resources can finally close the books on a poaching incident that took place on December 11, 2016 in Jefferson county.

“Brett Cranston has pleaded guilty for trespassing while deer hunting, using a motor vehicle to hunt deer, and shooting within 200 yards of a residence,” according to Channel 13.

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The investigation uncovered that the Cranston fired his first shot near Jefferson and continued to follow it on various county roads and firing more shots until the deer finally died in corn field near Cooper. The buck was reported to green score more than 200 inches.

Cranston had to forfeit his shotgun and the buck. His hunting privileges have been suspended for a year, and he also had to pay $8,000 in liquidated damages.

The moral of the story: don’t poach and trespass, because it ultimately won’t end well.

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Poacher of 200-Inch Buck Pleads Guilty in Iowa