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Kansas official sells trophy deer antlers in closed auction


January 5, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials have sold a set of trophy antlers from an illegally shot buck for $16,001 at a closed and unannounced auction in a state senator's office.

Possession of the 14-point rack had prompted legislation and years of wrangling before Thursday's sale, The Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

It all started in 2011 when a poacher shot the buck in a rural area south of Topeka and fled with its head. After the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism seized the antlers the next year, Tim Nedeau claimed rights to the rack that was taken from his family's land....

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