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.READ MORE: Target Will Again Require Some Workers To Wear Face Masks
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.READ MORE: 22-Year-Old Arrested In Fatal Assault Of Awwal Ladipo
They finally decided to put them on display to call attention to the unfairness of poaching.MORE NEWS: St. Paul Woman Charged With Murder After Ex-Husband's Body Found Buried In Backyard
The DNR also made replicas of the antlers to take around the state when doing presentations for its Turn in Poachers program.