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2 charged with poaching deer in Vermont

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WARDSBORO, Vt. (AP) - Two Vermont men have been arrested on a charge of possessing illegal deer.

Vermont Fish and Wildlife wardens said they visited the house last year where the men lived and found three deer in their shed. Cody Thompson, 20, of Wardsboro, said he shot a 3-point buck and a doe using a .22 caliber rifle the night of Nov. 3.

The shed also contained a 5-point buck that Gordon Bills, 23, of Wardsboro, had previously reported at a check station during archery season, saying the deer was legally harvested. Wardens said a wound consistent with a projectile from a small caliber firearm was discovered. Bills later said he killed the deer with a .22 caliber rifle.

Both men were cited to appear at Windham County Court on Jan. 21.

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