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TN man fined nearly $10K for killing 11-point buck

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Gary Bradley, left, and Sterling Daniels of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency measure an 11-point buck illegally killed in Jefferson County on Thanksgiving Day. (Photo: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency) Gary Bradley, left, and Sterling Daniels of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency measure an 11-point buck illegally killed in Jefferson County on Thanksgiving Day. (Photo: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)

NEW MARKET, TN  (AP) - A New Market man who shot and killed a large deer in Jefferson County has been ordered to pay a nearly $10,000 fine.

Media outlets report that Tuesday, 63-year-old Clarence Robertson was assessed a $9,250 fine under new legislation, as well as a $50 fine and $269 in court costs. His hunting privileges were suspended until he pays the restitution.

According to a Facebook post by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Robertson of New Market shot an 11-point buck on Thanksgiving from the driveway of his New Market home. The deer was in a hayfield where the TWRA says Robertson didn't have permission to hunt.

Recent legislation allows for a judge to impose enhanced restitution fees for illegally killed trophy deer. The more antler points on the rack, the higher the cost.

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