MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Department of Natural Resources put a trophy-size rack of antlers on display at their offices in St. Paul on Tuesday, but they’re not exactly happy about it.

The 8-point rack would have been a world record, if it had been taken legally.

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Instead, a poacher used a light to freeze the deer while hunting on private land. The DNR confiscated the antlers and debated what to do with them.

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They finally decided to put them on display to call attention to the unfairness of poaching.

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The DNR also made replicas of the antlers to take around the state when doing presentations for its Turn in Poachers program.