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Early firearm hunting carries huge penalties for Kimball man

Two Kimball County residents face multiple charges, an open investigation continues.

According to police reports, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at approximately 11 a.m., Deputy Jason Hottell of the Kimball County Sheriffs Office was on call when he noticed a Ford pickup driving west on County Road 6 south of Dix with what looked to be a buck in the bed of the pickup. Seeing the antlers, Hottell turned around and began to follow the vehicle suspicious that the buck was taken on private property.

"I noticed the antlers and, knowing this is only archery season and that there is no concealment along Count...