Two brothers from southwest Minnesota have pleaded guilty to illegally killing a deer last year - by shooting it from a moving vehicle.

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A witness told a DNR conservation officer that 53 year old Steven Joens had chased the deer with a pickup truck on a rural road.  The witness said 45 year old Eric Joens shot the 8 point buck.

The officer later located the brothers and the deer and the two were charged in Nobles County Court.

They recently pleaded guilty and were fined $1,000  and lost their hunting privileges for three years.

They were also ordered to pay $500 restitution for the deer and forfeit the shotgun that was used to kill the animal.

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