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Illinois deer hunting: Kiernan charged

Chris Kiernan, who arrowed what is one of the all-time nontypical whitetails shot in Illinois, was charged Friday with a 41-count criminal complaint, according to the Morris Daily Herald.

Among the complaints is that the Minooka man poached his 36-point buck in 2009 on Material Service Corporation property near Morris.

I had heard this was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

It was a tremendous deer.

And now it is a blackeye for hunters, and especially for hunters of trophy whitetails.

I opted not to run a photo of the deer and Kiernan, but may rethink that in a follow up.