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The Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police are currently investigating a couple of poaching cases, one of which occurred in DeWitt County.

DNR Officer Ray Wichus says officers currently have a couple of suspects they are almost certain poached a deer near Clinton Lake. Officer Wichus would not say exactly how the dear was poached, but DNR Officers are currently seeking information.

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Officer Wichus explains poaching is anything that is taken illegal such as hunting out of season or at night, and says depending on the severity of the crime, the penalty could be quite severe.

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Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Department of Natural Resources office at 935-6860.

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