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Shooting of pugilistic deer ruled ‘justifiable’

Mark Christianson, the Fertile, Minn., area farmer who had a boxing match with a whitetail deer and then shot the buck won’t be charged for shooting a deer out of season. As a matter of routine procedure, a conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources investigated and declared the deer the aggressor. “The deer attacked him,” Norman County Attorney James Brue said, chuckling. “It was a pretty justifiable shooting."
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Mark Christianson, the Fertile, Minn., area farmer who had a boxing match with a whitetail deer and then shot the buck won’t be charged for shooting a deer out of season. As a matter of routine procedure, a conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources investigated and declared the deer the aggressor. “The deer attacked him,” Norman County Attorney James Brue said, chuckling. “It was a pretty justifiable shooting."

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