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Father, son accused of poaching 26-pointer

HORICON, Wis. (AP) - A father and son are accused of illegally killing a 26-point whitetail buck in Dodge County.

State Department of Natural Resources warden supervisor Dave Holmes says investigators believe the trophy buck was shot with a gun late last year near Horicon during the archery season.

Charged with misdemeanors in the incident are 45-year-old Wayne Nisiewicz and his 24-year-old son Anthony Nisiewicz, both of rural Horicon. Holmes says the son told wardens that he legally shot big buck with a bow and arrow but investigators believe the arrow wound was inflicted after the buck had died.

Holmes says the buck would be the third largest deer with 'non-typical' antlers ever taken in Wisconsin if legally shot with a bow and arrow.

Holmes says the DNR investigation began with a tip about suspicious gunshots.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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