Game officials say 2 deer killed illegally near Prescott

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State game officials say two mule deer recently were killed illegally near Prescott.

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the bucks were killed the week of Oct. 16.

One buck was shot in the neck and found at a cattle water tank in the Prescott Valley community of Stoneridge. The second, smaller buck had been wrapped in a trash bag and left along Iron King Road in Dewey.

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The department is asking anyone with information to call its hotline. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest.

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