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18-point hoax draws calls, queries from afar

This is the Internet photo of an 18-point buck two Park Rapids men submitted as their own kill last week.

OK, we got taken.

Two pranksters brought in their iPhone with a photo of an 18-point buck last week. The Enterprise ran it in the annual fall shooting gallery.

Oops. It was a deer shot in Texas in 2007, a downloaded Internet hoax. Red flags, horns and lights started sounding the minute the paper went to press.

Read more about the story in Saturday's Outdoors page, where we will feature authentic hunting photos taken locally.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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