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Source: AP - AP Wire Service
Jan 08 17:52

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CHECOTAH, Okla. (AP) _ An Oklahoma woman looking for love got more than she bargained for when she unwittingly shared her exhilaration about illegally shooting a ``bigo buck'' on a dating app with a state game warden.

Oklahoma Game Warden Cannon Harrison says he uncovered the poaching in a conversation on Bumble with a McIntosh County woman. She talked about using a spotlight to shoot the deer at night, outside the rifle season. The woman only harvested the head and back-strap meat _ and she sent Harrison pictures as proof.

The woman has pleaded guilty to charges of improper possession of an illegally taken animal and taking game out-of-season. She and an accomplice face $2,400 fines.

The incident was posted to the Oklahoma Game Wardens Facebook page on Sunday night.

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