_The mule deer was a trophy, all right—antlers with a 32-inch spread. . . .
If the deer goes down in history, however, it likely would be for legal reasons.
The animal could end up at the center of a court dispute over whether the state can collect $10,000 in civil penalties from the poacher [in addition to criminal fines] .
A 2006 state law authorized the department to set hefty fines for illegally taking trophy animals including elk, deer, antelope, ibex, oryx, Barbary or bighorn sheep, turkeys—even sizeable trout or salmon. . . ._
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