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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources seized a huge deer rack from a hunter they say who shot the deer illegally.

This is the trophy of the 22-point buck that green scored at 190, which means it's on a historic level in Georgia.

Rangers charged 33-year old Kyle Joyner with poaching the deer while night hunting in Wilcox County.

Investigators say he's a convicted felon who cannot use a gun and did not have a hunting license.

Rangers say Joyner tied to hide the trophy from them.

They found it at a taxidermist in Monroe County. 

"It serves as a reminder that what we do everyday is to protect the resources," said DNR Captain Jeff Swift.    "And with those reminders that are available, the trophies, it keeps us on task of what we are doing in conservation law enforcement everyday."

Joyner faces more than a half dozen charges.

The trophy buck will be displayed at the D-N-R headquarters in Social Circle once the criminal case is complete.

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