From the Pioneer Press:

_The world-class eight-point buck poached this fall in Goodhue County was shot with a rifle, not a bow, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Monday.

_Lead fragments found in the animal’s hide show that a firearm was used, the DNR said.

Troy Alan Reinke, 32, of Cannon Falls, who is accused of illegally killing the whitetail on Halloween night, now might face additional charges because the firearms season was not open Oct. 31.

More Whitetail Headlines:

Minnesota Firearms Harvest Down

Wisconsin Harvest May Be “Worst in 27 Years”

Missouri Deer Harvest Slightly Down

Montana Whitetail Harvest Lowest in Decades

I could keep going, but I think you get the picture. How has your season been so far?