Bennington lawsuit over deer skull dismissed

BENNINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) An odd lawsuit in Bennington has been dismissed by a judge.

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Kevin Hoyt's civil case wanted the town and local police to return a deer skull. He filed the lawsuit after the skull was seized in February. This was part of a criminal case, where he was charged with possessing an illegally taken big game animal.

Those charges were dismissed and prosecutors ordered everything that was taken to be given back. But the town's lawyer says Fish & Wildlife had it the skull and destroyed it as contraband back in May.