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Deer Head Found At Tucson Mountain Park

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File photo of deer with antlers. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

File photo of deer with antlers. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a reward of up to $1,250 for information leading to an arrest after a deer’s head was found at Tucson Mountain Park.

The mule deer buck’s head had intact antlers. It was found Sunday on the David Yetman Trail near the Camino de Oeste Trailhead.

Authorities say the deer had apparently been dead for more than a week.

Hunting is legal in Tucson Mountain Park, and the deer hunt there ended Jan. 31.

Authorities say it’s possible that the deer was killed legally, but the head was dragged to that location by a predator.

They say most poaching cases in Arizona are Class 2 misdemeanors punishable by up to four months in jail and a $750 fine. Civil penalties also may apply.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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